Hi, guys! Happy Monday!
Guess where I am right now!? VERMONT! Aka “God’s country” and one of my favorite places ever!
[old photo from September 2010 in Stowe, Vermont #nerdalert #sweetsunglasses]
I arrived last night in Burlington, Vermont for a 3-day blogger trip hosted by Ben & Jerry’s. When I received the invitation, I knew I couldn’t turn it down. Spend time in Vermont? Eat ice cream? HELLO. It sounded like this pregnant lady’s dream trip! Haha!
I left home yesterday afternoon around 3:00 PM to drive up to Burlington. It was a nice, easy, 3.5-hour drive. No traffic, no pee breaks, and I listened to podcasts the entire time.
Our group is staying at Hotel Vermont, which, of course, I am pumped about since Mal and I had such a nice experience here just a few weeks ago. I love this hotel!
When I arrived in my room, there was a welcome bag from Ben & Jerry’s with all sorts of goodies inside waiting for me. In addition to some fun B&J things, there was also a bunch of treats from Vermont (dark chocolate, maple candy, beer, hard cider). There was also a list of B&J ice cream flavors inside, many of which I haven’t tried or even heard of (Rockin’ Blondies, Truffle Trifecta, Cake Batter, Cheesecake Brownie), which made me even more excited about this trip.
Once I got settled, I headed downstairs to the restaurant for dinner. I ordered an awesome sandwich with roasted beets, feta, pesto, and sprouts on it. I loved the flavor combo! Yummm!
Once I finished eating, I headed up to my room, did a little work, and then climbed into bed with a couple of treats.
We have a busy couple of days ahead, and I’ll be blogging from Vermont about my experience. I also wrote a few posts to publish while I am away, so be sure to pop in!
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Questions of the Day
What’s your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s?
What would your dream trip include (place + food)?
Do you have a delicious Brussels sprouts recipe to share?