As part of my “In-and-Out” series (where I write about very short visits to places due to business trips), I am going to share about my visit to my 40th state. This week, I got an opportunity to visit one of my employer’s offices in Burlington, Vermont, a state I had never set foot on before. I heard the town was charming and that it was a relaxed kind of place. It was. In my short visit, besides the work aspect (which went well!), I managed to do just a small bit of exploring thanks to our local colleagues. What did this small of exploring include?
1. Walking around Burlington along the lake and in the heart of the town. We had dinner at Farmhouse where I ate a delicious burger topped only by the amazing onion rings. A couple of Brooklyns (rye whiskey based cocktail) also helped. Interesting sidewalk-side bike and doggie stations…
2. Drive through the charming town of Bristol (pop. 4,000-5,000) and stop for ice cream at Lulu’s.
3. Hike in the Green Mountain National Forest along the Long Trail to watch the sun set above the Adirondacks.
4. Go for a short sailboat cruise on Lake Champlain on a phenomenal late spring day with highs in the low 70s and beautiful blue skies.
As a parenthetical, I got to enjoy Ben & Jerry‘s ice cream scooped by Jerry Greenfield himself!
I do not know whether work will take me up there again sometime but I sure plan to go back some day to enjoy nature be it skiing or hiking!