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Holiday Travel

As I am delayed yet once again, I have a few minutes to tell you of my short vacation to New England. I was meeting up Thursday with DH in Detroit and then we were heading to Manchester, New Hampshire and New England for a long 4th weekend.  Well DH made it to Detroit and on to Manchester but I was delayed and had to speed the night.  Friday we finally got together and headed to King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont.  I have always wanted to go and have ordered from them many times.


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After a few purchases we headed out for White River Yarns in White River Junction, VT.  The most helpful owner (whose name I sadly didn't get) gave me a lesson in Judy's Magic cast on and knitting with the double loop method.  I did buy some sock yarn and what a wonderful experience.

Then it was off to Cabot Cheese in Cabot, VT where we have visited before and now we only buy Cabot cheeses.  We took the short tour and tasted lots of good cheeses.

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And we were on the road again and what beautiful scenery!

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As we continued on the "Food Tour", Ben and Jerry's was the next stop. Since they weren't producing any ice cream on the line and we had taken the tour before, we opted just to sample a cone of ice cream. I had Oatmeal Cookie Crunch which was delicious!  DH asked for Cherry Garcia but he actually got something else.  The rain started just as we were leaving.

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Gotta run as the flight is getting ready to board.  More later.

July 6, 2009 | Permalink

Comments

Sounds like a wonderful, whirlwind trip (complete of course with the purchase of sock yarn!!

I love King Arthur, so glad when the stores here started carrying it.

Posted by: crazy for yarn in alabama | Jul 6, 2009 6:29:33 PM

Gal, you REALLY know how to road trip! What a delightful variety of stops. Didn't you just love the easy chairs at the yarn shop?

Posted by: Barbara-Kay | Jul 6, 2009 6:37:09 PM

What a fun trip! I'm glad they have King Arthur flour here now. I used to get it when I lived in Washington state. I'll have to try some Cabot cheese. I noticed they carry it around here.

Posted by: Sydney | Jul 6, 2009 11:02:50 PM

Great pictures! Sounds like you're having a fun (and tasty time).

Posted by: Chris | Jul 7, 2009 7:22:16 AM

Do you think you'll try the socks toe-up now? What a wonderful trip!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Posted by: Elizabeth | Jul 7, 2009 7:40:26 AM

I live in New England and have never been to those places. I should do something about that! Glad you had fun!

Posted by: Karen | Jul 7, 2009 9:53:01 AM

So glad you had a good time in Vermont! My MIL & FIL spend the 4th in Southern VT, and they enjoyed the small town celebrations there. There are some really great yarn shops!

Posted by: Debby | Jul 7, 2009 8:50:10 PM

OOOoooh...Oatmeal Cookie Crunch? Must hunt some of that down! :-) Glad y'all are having a good time!

Posted by: Bubblesknits | Jul 8, 2009 12:44:46 AM

what a good time! And I am a baking snob, I only use King Arthur ;) too cool!

Posted by: catherine | Jul 11, 2009 11:07:40 PM

I went to Trader Joe's recently in search of King Arthur flour and found that they no longer carry it - with a great big disclaimer posted on their shelf. Boo hoo.

Posted by: li_b | Jul 22, 2009 10:36:39 PM

If you ever come back to New England here's a few things/places to put on your do-list:
Visit around the 2nd week in October. The colors are gorgeous.
The Vermont Country Store in Rockingham or Weston, VT.
WEBS-America's Yarn Store in Northampton, Massachusetts (you may never want to leave. I plan on living there in my retirement.Though I haven't cleared that with them--yet.)
Visit the east coast of Maine.
There's tons more but so common to me because I live here. Next time I go to King Arthur I'll detour to White River Yarns and check it out. Oh! If you go back to KAF head down the road and over the bridge to Hanover, NH. Cute college town.

Posted by: miss sandra | Aug 20, 2009 8:18:24 AM

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