Saturday in Burlington

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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This morning, I woke up smiling thinking about all of the fun I had yesterday. Seriously, why don’t I just live in Vermont?!?

After breakfast, Mal, Marie, Dave, and I drove into downtown Burlington. We walked around Church Street, did a little shopping, and then hit the farmers’ market.

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At the farmers’ market, everything looked so fresh and delicious. I pretty much wanted to buy one of everything, including this Buddha pug bag. I was so close to buying it, but the last thing I need is another bag!

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After the farmers’ market, we visited some of our friends at their new townhouse. Murphy had a blast playing with their French bulldogs, Sophie and Hannah. I think Sophie had a little crush on Murph! 😉

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A few hours later, we headed home to grab a quick lunch. I had a ham and cheddar wrap with spicy mustard.

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And a chocolate chip cookie!

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Then, we headed back into Burlington for the evening. Our first stop was Breakwater! Love this place!

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At Breakwater, Marie and I split a Maple Mudslide.

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Holy yum! 😀

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We spent a couple of hours at Breakwater and then walked over to the Vermont Brewers Festival, which was the main event of the weekend for us.

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There were so many amazing beers to try. Quite a few of them I had never even heard of.

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The event was packed!!

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BBFs! :mrgreen:

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After sampling quite a lot of beer, Marie and I got the munchies, so we shared a bag of kettle corn at the festival. Kettle corn is really delicious! Why don’t I eat it more often!?

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The final stop of the evening was Metronome for 80’s Night. Yep, we totally acted like we were in college last night! 😀

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Dance party!!!

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We never really ate dinner, so we stopped by the Kountry Kart Deli for a “Rise and Shiner” after 80’s Night. The “Rise and Shiner” is a bacon, egg, cheese, and hash brown sandwich on a sub roll. Obviously, it was a very nutritious dinner.

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What a day! It was rather indulgent, but totally worth it.

I love Vermont! :mrgreen:

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60 Comments

  1. As a native Vermonter, you hit some good spots! I definitely enjoyed my fair share of 80s nights at Metronome! Next time you’ll have to grab some gravy fries from Nectar’s down stairs!

  2. This makes me so nostalgic for college. I don’t think Breakwaters was there when I was there, but Metronome and Kountry Kart Deli definitely were.

  3. I’m feeling the Vermont love too…headed up to Burlington on Tuesday, and I definitely want to check out some of the places you mentioned.
    My favorite part of Vermont so far – driving for great distances through hills and mountains with nary a light shining from them, then finding myself in some amazingly cool small town. A good balance between nature and people, methinks.

  4. Looks like you had an amazing time! Kettle corn is really easy to make at home, and it tastes just as good! Heat the 1/4 c. vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, stir in 1/4 c. sugar and 1/2c. uncooked popcorn kerns. Cover, and shake the pot constantly to keep the sugar from burning. Once the popping has slowed to once every 2 to 3 seconds, remove the pot from the heat and continue to shake for a few minutes until the popping has stopped. Pour into a large bowl, and allow to cool, stirring occasionally to break up large clumps.

  5. Love that bag!! I just told my bf that in addition to getting a beagle and german shepherd in a couple years, we’re going to get a pub as well. The pics in your previous post totally sealed the deal!

  6. I love the rise n shiner. I’ve ate it for breakfast after a night of UVM partying – soo similar to your experience 😉 So glad you are having a blast in VT.

  7. Burlington, VT sounds like an awesome town! P.S. I have those same GAP zipper pocket capris (at least I think they are the same)! Love ’em. Excellent choice. 🙂

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