Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Few Days Away in Woodstock, Vermont

As Winter progresses, sometimes one has to get away for a few days, and experience another area. We had been to Woodstock, Vermont a few times in the past, and loved the area. Great XC skiing, a walk around town with good food, shops, and galleries seemed to be the best of all worlds. We stayed at the excellent Charleston House : terrific rooms, friendly hosts, and a killer breakfast were all hard to refuse.We went XC skiing at the Woodstock in ski area, and had a great two days of perfectly groomed trails and scenery that can't be beat.

On Saturday, 2-12-2011 we went to Hanover, New Hampshire to see Omar Sosa and the Barbary Coast Jazz ensemble of Dartmouth College. The group was terrific in concert, and a good dinner was had at Murphy's on the Green in Hanover. Although the skiing conditions were somewhat icy in Woodstock, we tried Viking xc ski Center in Londonderry, Vermont on the way back, and had lots of skiing fun with the packed powder there. Back to the gym bike on Monday morning, but I have lots of great memories for our few days spent in Vermont. It's supposed to warm up this coming week. Maybe I can get out on Miss Pinarello for a few spins around Caumsett Park...