Summer Getaway to New England

About two weeks ago, my husband and I took a quick trip up to Boston to visit family and friends.  We were excited to get away for a few days and were extremely happy when we finally made it up there.  You see, we usually drive up to Boston from DC, but decided we did not want to endure the horrendous traffic on 95 this time around.  Little did we know that our flight would be delayed for well over 6 hours.  We got to sit in the airport terminal as they cancelled flight after flight, just hoping that ours would make it out.  Oh and they also closed down all the food stands and the men’s bathroom.  Super cool.

Our flight landed at Logan Airport around 2:30 am.  By the time we got our bags, rental car and drove to a hotel for the night it was close to 4:30 am.  Thank goodness we hadn’t planned on staying with family/friends that evening since I would have felt awful arriving at that ungodly hour.

While we had plans to do some touristy things that morning before a get together with friends, that was quickly scrapped and like zombies we roamed around the blocks near our hotel looking for food.  Enter the Appleton Cafe.  My husband and I had one of the best breakfast burritos we have had in a long time.  Not greasy, full of awesome fresh veggies.  Along with some excellent coffee it helped turn our trip around.

I only managed to grab a few photos while we were in Boston, since we spent most of the time catching up with family and friends.  Below is a view of the skyline from a restaurant my sister (and brother) -in-law took us on our last night.

Summer Getaway to New England

We also managed to squeeze in a quick trip to Burlington, VT for a little over a day.  I was amazed at how gorgeous the views were of Lake Champlain.  We spent quite a bit of time hanging out in the swings along the boardwalk that looks over the lake.

Summer Getaway to New England

Summer Getaway to New England

Summer Getaway to New England

We ate at some great restaurants, in particular The Farmhouse Tap and Grill.  We loved that they support local farms and the food we had was outstanding.  We actually went back the following day after a not-so-hot start at another restaurant.

As a final note on our trip, I convinced my husband that we had to make a stop at the Ben and Jerry’s Factory.  I mean why would we go all the way to Vermont without stopping for some of their ice cream (and a tour of the factory for good measure)?

Summer Getaway to New England

Summer Getaway to New England

In light of our stop at Ben and Jerry’s, stay tuned on Wednesday for a new ice cream recipe to help beat the heat!