Happy Monday everyone! I hope your week is off to a good start even if you’re in the Northeast and dealing with more snow. Hopefully you had a snow day and got to enjoy some time relaxing at home. I didn’t have a snow day so it’s a pretty typical Monday for me!
This weekend was Andy’s birthday. We celebrated with a weekend away with friends at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont. It was such a great weekend! There’s just something I love about the feel of a ski town, a cozy ski house, and of course spending the weekend with friends and skiing! I actually did a pretty good job of taking pictures this weekend!
We stayed at Brookhaven Condos about a mile from the mountain. They were three bedroom, two bathroom units that came with a fireplace and deck!
We got there on Friday night and settled in. We stocked the fridge and bar immediately upon our arrival with food and drinks!
I had made Andy’s “birthday cake” earlier in the day.
I made Cookie Pie Ice Cream Bites from PaleOMG. They were absolutely amazing. A little bite of heaven really.
Andy was excited to try them!
After indulging in too much dessert and too many cocktails / wine we were feeling pretty good!
I woke up the next morning like a little kid on Christmas morning, excited for the day but especially excited to step out on our deck and see our view!
We headed to the mountain and took our first run.
It was such a gorgeous day for skiing!
The top of the mountain had such a pretty view!
It was sunny most of the day. Looks like I was trying to be artsy with my pictures.
So I lied. I thought I did a great job taking pictures but I just realized I didn’t take any on Saturday night! After a couple of drinks at the lodge we came back to the condo and had some of Andy’s yummy homemade chili. The rest of the night was game night. It was so much fun. We played Cranium, Quarters, and Heads Up. Head’s Up is an app you download and play right on your phone. It was SO much fun!
After a great night, we slept in a bit on Sunday before heading back to Connecticut. Once we got on the road I had my camera out ready to snap away at the Vermont landscape.
There’s just something about driving on these roads that I love. It’s like looking into a different world. Life seems so peaceful and simple.
I knew we were driving by the Vermont Country Store so of course had to make Andy stop.
It looked too cute not to stop.
This place was like a dream.
It was Free Sample Heaven!!
Jellies and fruit spreads.
Ah, the fudge! I tried a Maple Walnut kind. Oh my, melt in your mouth amazing.
A whole candy bar.
They even had a little wooden covered bridge. It had a sign that read “Vermont Country Store Kissing Bridge.” Now that I think about it I should have had Andy take a picture with me under that. That would have been very Instagram worthy. Oh well, next time!
How was your weekend? Where is your favorite place to go skiing?