Vermont Is Lovely

Hellooooo from the north!

I took yesterday off from blogging so I could maximize my time with my girlfriends while we’re up in Vermont for the weekend. But today, I’m the first person awake, so I figured I’d use the alone time to give you all a little update on what we’ve been up to.

Let’s go back to Thursday night…

My friend Lauren and I drove from NYC to West Dover, Vermont, which is where we — along with six other college girlfriends — are shacking up for the weekend. The plan for this trip was basically to get everyone together, since two of us live in NYC, three are in White Plains, NY, one is in Connecticut, another is in Boston and one is in Worcester, MA. Planning times to get everyone in the same place is exceedingly difficult as we all get older, so it’s a miracle we were able to plan for this weekend to happen so long ago.

The drive up on Thursday took us four hours. It was a loooong trip. But Lauren and I amused ourselves by playing car games, chatting and of course having ridiculously loud sing-alongs.

By the time we finally got to our friend Teddy’s house, which is where we’re all staying, we were exhausted. We chatted for a while then climbed into bed.

Love Teddy's house!


Friday we were going skiing! I was so excited to hit the slopes. The other girls weren’t arriving until Friday night, so Lauren, Teddy, Teddy’s boyfriend (Cole) and I all got up early Friday morning to suit up and get some skiing in at Mount Snow.

Now I haven’t skied in two years. But the nice thing about skiing is that it’s just like riding a bike — you never really forget how to do it.

Got my boots on!

The weather was a little chilly, but it was sunny and the conditions on the mountain were perfect. We all had so much fun — even Lauren, who hadn’t skied in 10 years. She did great!

Teddy, Lauren and me
Mount Snow: I recommend it
Here comes Cole!

After getting in a ton of runs all morning, we took a break to get lunch in the lodge. Sweet potato fries and hot chocolate doused in whipped cream? Don’t mind if I do!

My face had started to go numb and I couldn’t smile — that’s when you know it’s time to call it a day.

That's my "I'm cold" awkward smile

We came back to Teddy’s house for glorious naps and hot showers, and waited for the rest of the girls to arrive.

Teddy’s mom cooked us an amazing meal for dinner: homemade macaroni and cheese, fresh bread and a giant salad. Obviously I couldn’t have been happier.

All the girls arrived by 10 pm — and proceeded to stay awake until 5 am! I fell asleep a few times on and off and yet somehow I’m still wide awake by 8:30 am.

On today’s agenda: Tubing! Hot tubbing! More home-cooked food!

Honestly, what’s better than weekends like these?

I hope everyone is having a wonderful, relaxing, adventurous weekend!



0 Responses

  1. Aw fun!! My high school friends and I are supposed to meet in North Carolina’s mountains in a few weeks for a similar weekend. I love skiing but haven’t gone in several years! I admit, I did enjoy the 60 degree weather we had this weekend in the South, but your pictures make me wish for some snow.

  2. I grew up (and grew up skiing ) in Vermont. I’m so jealous you’re there now! Looks like you are having a blast of a weekend. And answer: nothing.

  3. Looks like so much fun! I went skiing two years ago for the first time IN MY LIFE. I just want to have the record show I was “too good” for ski class and got kicked out for helping people when they fell down. hahahha. They told me not to since I would likely fall down to, but I didn’t. Crazy ski skills. 😛 Haven’t been skiing since though, I prefer hot tubs and beer….

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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