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Vermont- Montpelier and More

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Vermont comes from the two French words vert (green) and mont (mountain), and I can’t think of two words that more perfectly describe this state. Vermont is one of those places that you pass into and you’re instantly calmed and relaxed. You can’t help it, it’s so tranquil and peaceful. Zach decided to go off the interstate for a while and we got “lost” in the green mountains. We came up on this beautiful lake with only one person there fishing. We were setting up our camera to take a picture of us with the lake, and the man came up to us and took the picture for us. We continued down these small winding roads until we finally met up with highway again.

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We stopped in Montpelier, the nation’s smallest capital, for a walk around town and dinner. We looked in every used bookstore in the city, picking up a few good finds, and just walked around the downtown. Everyone we encountered was friendly and welcoming. We had dinner at Bagitos, a small cafe that played live music.

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Montpelier’s downtown
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Montpelier’s downtown has a beautiful river running under it making views like this!
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Our finds from the used bookstores of Montpelier

It was a really fun and relaxing stop. I would really love to go back to Vermont and spend some time hiking up here. Have you been to Vermont? What are must-sees up there?

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    Little Fingers
    June 24, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Wow love the green and love reading abt your road trip πŸ™‚

    You and Zack make a wonderful pair, you guys remind me of my husband and I when we were dating, I am always tell myself the best thing I have done marrying him is to have a like minded person to travel with me rest of my life.

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      ashleypaige4
      June 24, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      Thank you for following along and commenting! I’m having a great time posting about our trip. We saw so many great things!

      Thank you! I certainly think a lot of him. πŸ™‚ I think it has to be important to find a partner who loves to travel (for those of us with the travel bug). I’m glad you found one and I think you two are a great inspiration for people who have children! I love that you travel with your beautiful daughter!

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    travelsofayorkshiregirl
    June 25, 2013 at 4:36 am

    My dads fiancΓ© is from Vermont, a place called enosburg falls and I agree it is one of the most beautiful relaxing places I have ever been! We did the usual tourist attractions, Ben and jerrys ice cream factory, Vermont teddy bear factory but as she lived there we also camped down at the most beautiful lake, I will try find out the name- we swam we canoed, I never wanted to leave!!

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      ashleypaige4
      June 25, 2013 at 8:40 am

      That sounds amazing! We weren’t there long so we didn’t do any of the touristy things, I didn’t realize the Ben & Jerry’s factory was in Vermont! I just loved being surrounded by those beautiful green mountains. I would love to know what that lake was called. We didn’t have a lot of time in Vermont because we had a Couchsurfing host lined up in Montreal, but it’s a place that I definitely want to spend more time in. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    liz
    June 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I have only been to Vermont in the winter. My aunt & her family have a condo at a ski resort. It was so beautiful. Little New England towns, white churches, mountains, General stores. I was, as you said, totally relaxed! It’s always great to get off the highway for a bit, huh? πŸ™‚

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      ashleypaige4
      July 1, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      I would LOVE to see Vermont in the winter. It’s so stunning, and you’re right it’s wonderful to get off the highway- I love those little surprises! πŸ™‚

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