Fo Grzzil’ Mountain Izzle’

The Pickle Barrel in Killington had a number of artists last week, including a U2 – War album cover band and Snoop Dog. We are not sure what Snoop Dog is doing in Killington, VT during the middle of February, but God Bless him.

The Chevy/Daewoo Aveo was an amazing score. At 18$ per day perhaps as cheap as we’ll ever find in these Atlantic states. The little car screamed up 91 North from New Haven. We were in Rutland a little after 10 PM on Thursday. Sarah was a most gracious of host as we stayed at her amazing converted barn (sometimes Vermont is so Vermont, it hurts). In Killington we classic cross country skied at “The Meadows” and found the trails and conditions to be favorable with the exception of an insane wind blowing across the frozen lake. Zoe’s first day out involved a few spills but nothing too bad.

Brandon, Middlebury, a sweet yarn store, YouTube videos on how to crochet a skullcap beanie. This is what you do if you are in Vermont. We drove to Stowe on Sunday to the von Trapp Family Lodge. It was happening. Unfortunately it all happens, going uphill for like 10 kilometers, where upon you’ll reach a small cabin, where they will serve you zuppe and sandwich, and it will be very cold out, but warm inside. Then you go downhill, very quickly, on your stupid cross country skis. Dinner that night was at Sarducci’s in Montpelier with my buddy Aaron and his Caroline. The B&B we found in Barre, Maplecroft B&B, was nice cute and warm. We went to bed around 9pm in true Vermont style.

Cabin up the Mountain, von Trapp's

Zoe is happy.
Zoe Snowy
A student got lost in the snow somewhere
The barn