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Girls' Day Out - trinalin thinks things through
Girls' Day Out
Yesterday could well have been subtitled, Girls' Day In, since we stayed in all day (well, in town). But today, we did go out and we left the kids at home.

We started off again with another leisurely morning. hergrace had purchased some sticky buns from Baba A Louis yesterday, so we had those at breakfast. And without ever getting off my duff at the kitchen table, we moved right onto a lunch of leftovers. I had leftover steak and salad, which was very tasty. Plus some of the sour dough bread I'd bought the day before.

Steph, elsaf and I then walked to Mitch's Maples which was a mile away from the farmhouse. The place is a self-serve maple syrup store. I wanted some of the maple cream that I'd tried at the farmhouse and this was the place to get it. $7 and signing the guest book and I had my cream. It was quite neat to be in a self serve store that's done by the honor system (and employs closed circuit TV...)

After the walk, it was time for us to head off to Simon Pearce - a glass shop at the Old Mill in Quechee, VT. At Simon Pearce we got to check out the waterfalls and covered bridge and to watch the glassblowing. Wow! Was that guy buff or what? Oh wait... The process of glassblowing is really neat. And the Master glassblower? He was fine. :-)

We looked around the shop at Simon Pearce and marveled at the beauty and the prices. Even the seconds were pricey, but they were very beautiful as well (and often we weren't sure what made them seconds).

As it was 5:30, we decided to have Garmin choose supper for us. (We were in the rental car on this trip.) Despite the fact that it had earlier tried to send us down a one lane dirt road, we were trusting it with supper. It had lots of restaurants in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, so we picked one there and let it direct us (rather ineptly at first) to West Lebanon.

Our first choice of supper turned out to not be a German restaurant but instead a chocolate store. Which was closed. But across the shopping complex was the Weathervane, a New England seafood chain. While there, judiang and I gorged ourselves on lobster while Elsa and Steph stuck to lighter fare. And we all had dessert - I went with a classic hot fudge sundae, which simply hit the spot. It was a very good (very expensive) meal! Best of all? The last bite of lobster was the best of them all. Yum!

Garmin the GPS got us back OK and halfway through the trip, Steph gave it a sex-change and made it a British male (Daniel) rather than the American woman (Jill) we'd been listening to. Garmin is now very demanding, rather than simply exasperated.

We're now back at the farmhouse and checked into our flights. Judi's working on a movie of the glassblowing while Steph & Elsa are watching Harry Hill. We've had a fabulous time at Steph's in-laws and have thanked them over & over for the chance to be here. It's always great to be with my friends. Gonna miss y'all, girls!

I shall bow out of this post with today's photos.

More pink flowers, the variety of which I know not.

Some purple flowers.

The Sugar Syrup Shack.

The waterfalls by the Old Mill.

The covered bridge by the Old Mill.

The big ass kiln at Simon Pearce.

The very buff Master Glassblower.

Oh go blow!

The mold where they would blow the glass to shape in. The glass is so hot, the wood mold burns.

Transferring the glass vase to the pontil.

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