Hiking Around…

When we planned this trip we literally had no idea what was around the area or any other places to go besides the hotel that we were staying in.  The hotel looked really beautiful and they said that there were tons of things to do in the town so we figured why not just go with the flow!

When we made it to the town in Vermont we were staying in we were shocked at how there was literally nothing really around and how small the town was!  At first I thought well this should be an interesting couple of days, but we found a touristy map and just drove around and stumbled upon some really beautiful hidden gems. IMG_2781IMG_2782The very first place we landed on was Buttermilk Falls at Okemo Mountain, the town itself is mainly known for Okemo Mountain and is a ski town and I am sure it gets pretty crowded in the winter months.  There really weren’t too many people so it was really nice and relaxing which was exactly what we were looking for!  Okemo Falls was hidden off a side road and had some really beautiful falls and huge rocks.  We got some really great pictures and hung out for a little before we were able to check into the hotel.

IMG_2846IMG_2784The next day we really wanted to hike and then just relax for the rest of the afternoon so we did some googling and found Camp Plymouth State Park.  We drove over in the morning and were all set to hike the 6 mile round trip to the peak, but turns out we were not prepared at all for hiking directly up the river the entire time! The river was really beautiful and full of people literally digging for gold haha but we ended up going about 4 miles and then kayaked around the lake for a little.
IMG_2855IMG_0161IMG_2851 IMG_2839It was nice to not really have a set plan and just go with the flow and explore the beautiful scenery of Vermont.  

xo Meg

Peachy Keene…

Next up on our trip was to stop and see my sister Cait who is currently living in New Hampshire and working on her Masters.  We have been really wanting to get up and see her apartment and where she lives so we were really excited to see the town and take her out to dinner and see what New Hampshire is all about!

IMG_3112 We walked around the town which was much larger and so much busier than I ever imagined it to be and checked out some of the local spots!


She took us to her fave Mexican restaurant and of course stopped and picked up some truffles for a yummy treat after dinner.

IMG_2718IMG_0104IMG_2728IMG_0081After dinner we got to see her new apartment which is super cute (pictured above) I just loved how she was right in the middle of the town and her building has a lot of character and architectural details that you just don’t find in new construction! I am obsessed with all the ivy growing up the buildings I think that it looks so awesome!

IMG_0112IMG_2740The next morning we ate at a local diner that had the best food and the most adorable outdoor seating area with a beautiful little garden, and it’s literally steps away from her apartment.

IMG_2917IMG_0099IMG_0090So excited that we got to visit and hopefully we will get to come up during the winter and explore some more!!

xo Meg

Welcome to Vermont…

I am so excited to finally get to post some pictures from our trip to Vermont!! originally we were supposed to take our trip to Costa Rica to celebrate our 5 year anniversary, but we have to postpone it to fit Eric’s leave.  We are so excited and are counting down the days until we can go!  Still wanting to have a few days to hang out just the two of us we decided to take a last-minute trip to Vermont.  Why Vermont you may ask, well we found a place that looked really pretty on Groupon lol and it happened to be about an hour away from where my sister Caitlin lives in New Hampshire.  We were really excited to get to visit her and check out her new apartment and explore Vermont all in 4 days!
IMG_0066My mom told us that we had to stop at the Vermont Welcome Center and I am so happy we did!  It was the most beautiful welcome center I have ever been to!  They had beautiful gardens and really pretty areas to walk around stretch your legs and check out some exhibits that show what the state is well-known for.
IMG_0070 IMG_0137 IMG_0148 Next stop on the tour was the Vermont Country Store one of the coolest little stores I have ever been in!  They literally had everything from homemade fudge to vintage cleaning products and the best cheese I have tasted in a while!  We just randomly stumbled upon this little gem and I highly recommend checking it out if you are in the area.  It’s a great place to stop and walk around, grab a coffee, and do a little shopping.  They also have a whole outdoor area set up with games and tables to let your kiddos get some exercise after a long drive!

IMG_2755IMG_2769IMG_2767IMG_2764IMG_0059 IMG_0061 IMG_0053 The next little town we stopped in was Bellows Falls, we saw a huge sign for it and decided to take a detour and check out the falls… Well we didn’t find any falls but we did get some cool pictures of the little town walked around for a bit.  IMG_0117 IMG_0116 IMG_0131Day one was really great even though we had an 8 hour drive!! Our first real stop was to check out Cait’s new place and spend the night with her in Keene, New Hampshire more on that tomorrow!

xo Meg