Thursday, 31 March 2016

Day Six of Our US Adventure: The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Music!

 
Today has been one of those days we won't forget!
Full of "firsts!"
After a rather long, but interesting drive up to Vermont, we found a roadside diner in "small town America"
 
 
The Specials board was one like I have never seen before...Creamed ham and eggs over Biscuits...Homemade haddock fishwick...Carrot and Ginger soup with grilled cheese sandwich...
 
 
 
...and it was that final item that I chose.
The soup was very similar to some of my soups....almost a puree!
It was DELCIOUS and I cant wait to experiment when I get home.
I would judge it had sweet potato in as well as carrot and a hint of ginger.
 
 
 
This was on the wall behind me....it just about sums up how we feel about our friends over here.
 
 
 
Hubby and I have been huge Norman Rockwell fans since we lived here in1996.
It was lovely to see this picture on display, with us inside a real diner.
 
 
As we continued driving north, we started to see signs of what must have been a cold winter!
 
 
 
Before we knew it, we were arriving at our destination
 
 
The mountain views from our window are spectacular
 
 
And the snow just next to our balcony shows it has indeed been a long cold winter for them up here in Vermont.
 
 
Our room is decorated with photos of the Von Trapp family...
 
 
 
 
 
...which was a delight to see.
 
 
I have been enjoying learning more about the real family in this book, left in the room, and I hope we can buy a copy in the gift shop tomorrow morning.
 
 
The bathroom is well stocked with toiletries...which I will of course bring home rather than use!
 
 
Even the spare loo roll has a little extra touch added!
 
 
The room is charmingly  decorated in true Austrian style.
 
 
After unpacking we headed down to the pool...which was great fun.
We played family water volley ball and a 17yr old from Michigan, who looked rather lonely, was happy to join us.
We then discovered this wonderful outdoor hot tub!
The memory of enjoying the soothing jets in this deliciously hot water, overlooking the Vermont mountains, will stay with me forever!
I kept pinching myself to make sure it wasn't a dream!
I didn't take my camera, but managed to find this picture online so you can at least see something of what we enjoyed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finally, we watched a documentary film on the real Maria...what a character she was!
The film did her life justice...albeit there were some deviations....nothing that detracted from the real story...and Maria herself was happy with how she was represented so that speaks volumes.
We are now enjoying the lovely bedroom and mountain views.
This has been a most remarkable day!
 
 
 
Daily Blessing
Thursday March 31, 2016
Today's Promise:
   Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.




3 comments:

  1. We can almost feel the excitement of the day. It is certainly turning out to be a memorable holiday. Thank you for sharing it with us. Continue to enjoy.x,xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. We can almost feel the excitement of the day. It is certainly turning out to be a memorable holiday. Thank you for sharing it with us. Continue to enjoy.x,xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow - I am not jealous - honest!! What a wonderful experience!

    ReplyDelete