Dave and I wrapped ourselves in (cheap) satin capes, dubbed ourselves Big Man and Adventure Girl (!), and went for an epic walk in the...Read More
Hike in Quechee Gorge: A Story in Photos
I’ll tell you what: Getting 10,000 steps every day is really fun in Vermont!
It’s exciting to be in a new environment, and the possibilities for leisurely strolls and vigorous hikes in our new home are mind-boggling. So far, it looks like the Northern Rail Trail, starting in Lebanon near our gym, will be the go-to for weekday, “I gotta get outside right now” walks. But we’ve only just started exploring.
Last week, Dave and I went on a weekday hike in Quechee Gorge, followed by lunch at the King Arthur Flour Café with our awesome new neighbor Rosie (Hi, Rosie!), and a shopping spree at the Killdeer Farm Stand (hello, blueberries!). Here’s photographic evidence.
Once upon a time…
Dave and I headed out to Quechee Gorge for an adventure. The bridge over the gorge — 165 feet deep, 1 mile long — gave me a little bit of vertigo!
But the walking trail is lovely and leafy.
There were wildflowers along the way. (I also spotted a teeny-tiny frog, but he was camera shy.)
At the end, we found a comfy bench with a soothing view. Dave pretended to be a gnome.
After our hike, we met Rosie at the King Arthur Flour Café, where I enjoyed a pretty kickass Southwestern Chicken Salad. There are no photos of this part of the day because it seemed rude to take pictures of our food at our first lunch date with our new friend. Rest assured: the food was delicious and Rosie is super cute.
After lunch, we stopped by the Killdeer Farm Stand to load up on ridiculously fresh and beautiful produce.
I came home with fennel, green beans, Japanese eggplant, zucchini, scallions with green tops as long as my arm, sweet frying peppers (to sauté, Italian style), a jar of local date-and-chili chutney, and Dave’s favorite: blueberries. (Or, as we call ’em in our house, bloobes.)