When I have to travel for work, I do try to plan something interesting to do to make the trip worth while. So, when I had a few meetings in MA I decided to visit a friend. She took me to this amazing restaurant, Armsby Abbey. We ordered a cheese slate with home made bread and the carrot/beet salad.
Beet & Carrot Salad: Roasted Red Beets & Bolero Carrots, Crystal Brook Farm Chevre,
Local Bitter Greens, Toasted Pistachios, Fennel Champagne Vinaigrette
We also ordered fancy drinks. She ordered a Mystic and I had the Bee Hive.(The recipes for these are not online, sadly. I wanted to replicate them.)
I also had a meeting in VT. Rather than fly there, I decided to take the rental car on a four hour drive. I thought I might be able to stop along the way, but with a late start and stormy weather that didn't happen.
Rachel was kind enough to pack me a Happy Travels snack bag full of treats to keep me going. How very sweet! She really is a thoughtful gal.
|I took full advantage of XM radio.|
|I stayed at the Hilton in Burlington VT. This was my view over Lake Champlain.|
|And of course, Room Service after such a long drive.|
Grown Up Grilled Cheese
North Country Smokehouse ham, sliced VT apple,
shaved red onion, Vermont artisan cheeses on
Red Hen bread; served with choice of side
I really LOVE Vermont. I could easily live there. I've been casually looking at real estate and hinting to move since my return.