Wayne and I took a road trip to visit with some friends who live in Richmond, Vermont. We spent the afternoon in Burlington where I lived for three years while in graduate school in the 1990s. It’s hard to believe that it’s been twenty years since I was last there! Wayne also went to University of Vermont and managed, then co-owned a legendary restaurant (to Burlington and Portland, Maine locals), Carbur’s. We did not ride in the play VW Bus pictured above which was at Ben & Jerry’s in downtown Burlington.
The Vermont foliage wasn’t peaking the way it is in Maine and parts of New Hampshire, but we saw so many beautiful and interesting things:
Springfield, New Hampshire
4 Aces Diner, which is an actual 1950s diner car with a house built around it, in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.
This was the BEST corned beef hash I have ever had! How many places have you been to that advertise “our own corned beef hash” on the menu that turns out to be from a can (or tastes and looks like it)? I know it’s been many places for me. My hash had gigantic chunks of freshly made corned beef, and was actually more meat than potatoes. However, it also came with eggs and roasted potatoes. They know what they’re doing here which was evidenced by the super-long lines.
Church Street, downtown Burlington, Vermont.
Relaxing in our friend’s backyard before dinner.
We ate at the Creek House Diner in Bethel, Vermont early this morning. I ordered the oatmeal which was old fashioned oats–none of that pasty instant stuff–with real maple syrup, raisins and bananas. Wayne ordered eggs, home fries and toast- also a winner. We loved our breakfast, the diner itself, the country music playing and our super sweet server.