Vermont Day Trip

My friends and I took a day trip up to Vermont for a little cheese, ice cream, and light hiking.IMG_0154

Our first stop was Sugarbush farm, home of some of the best cheese and maple syrup in New England.  Here, Anna and Hans are experiencing the maple harvesting process!

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Our second stop was Ben and Jerry’s factory!  This is their QC room, which captivated us lab rats on the trip – we spent a good ten minutes trying to identifying the different machines in the room.  (They even had a tiny fume hood!)

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On the left is Lupe, enjoying her cone.  On the right, Anna in the ice cream graveyard (Anna is Russian and has quite the love of puns.)

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The factory set is nestled in the Vermont hills – I envy the people who come to work every day and see this.

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Our final stop was Quechee Gorge, a nice easy stroll around a peaceful river – I’ve been there before.

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Of course, spring brings the birds back – they were singing and flitting about as we walked.

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Anna and Hans had a quick round of “King of the Rock” out on the river.

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Here are the “rapids” they were standing over – one of my favorite things in New England springtime is the rushing water from the melting snow.

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