Sunday, February 21, 2010

Back From Vacation ...

We are home ... we spent nine days in Vt skiing. The beginning of the week there wasn't much snow but Tues we got 6 inches so most of the mountain was open. I love when the trees are covered with a new dusting of snow.

We are renting a condo for the season at the base of Magic Mountain. This is the view from our window. We literally ski out the door which makes life very easy!!

Here are my two boys riding the chair ...

My almost 14 year old in his cool new gear

My younger son decided to take up snowboarding for the week. He picked it up quickly and had a great time.


We did take a few breaks to visit Manchester and Weston. The Orvis store in Manchester has a great pond area full of HUGE trout that the kids can feed.

My kids favorite place of all is the Vermont Country Store. They of course love the candy section and the vintage soda bottles (they actually sell TAB). If you have never been there, it's the most amazing place. You can pretty much find anything you have ever wanted or needed including vintage toys, old fashioned lotions & creams, clothing, housewares, everything!!



Thanks for visiting ...

13 comments:

Vera said...

Hi Jennifer,

Sounds like you guys had a great time in Vermont. And what an amazing store. You just don't see those anymore!

Vera
Olivia Paige

the sassy beach said...

Wow looks like a great vacation, glad you had fun. Thanks for sharing
hugs sassy gail

Lisa McDonald said...

Jennifer

Looks like you all had a great time! What a beautiful view from your condo. I would love to go to that store! I'd never want to come out! Your boys are so cute!

Lisa
Pale Pink And Roses

Lisa McDonald said...

Jennifer

Looks like you all had a great time! What a beautiful view from your condo. I would love to go to that store! I'd never want to come out! Your boys are so cute!

Lisa
Pale Pink And Roses

gail said...

Hi Jennifer, it looks like a great family vacation. I just cant imagine all that snow. Its been in the 70's here. :) The country store is so cute! I love all of your new Easter stuff on the post below too. Just adorable.
I hope you have a great week, (())gail

Carolee Crafts said...

What a wonderful trip you had and looks like you had a lot of fun. Love the store I can understand why it would be a favourite haunt.

Thank you for sharing.

Marilyn said...

So glad you had fun on your trip. We were to Vermont once & we went to Lake Champlain & Burlington. We crossed over to Fort Ticonderoga in NY & we had a ball. We were there in the summer & it was beautiful!!
Have a Great Week!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Carol @ The Roseberry Cottage said...

Looks like you all had a great time in Vermont. Love the store. Thanks for sharing pics.
Carol

Marie said...

HI Jennifer,
Looks like a great vacation. Every now and then I get a catalog from the Vermont Country Store. The real thing looks just as I imagined. Thanks.
Marie

carolineAlexander said...

I love the Vermont Country Store. I stop when I go visit my sister in New Hampshire

Tedi said...

Oh gosh I miss skiing! When I lived on the west coast I did all the time. I'm pea green with envy! Glad you had a wonderful time. Hugs, Tedi
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Couture de Papier said...

I did not know you are in CT...nice photos ,I remember the country store they are still in business..Wow!

Sandra Ludwig said...

Oh wow, that is a breathtaking view! I like how country houses just seem to easily meld in with the environment . The siding, roofing, and even the furnishings all scream the mountainside! And who can resist candies!?

Sandra Ludwig