Road Trip Part 3 – Shelburne Farms

 

 

Day 4 – We started making our way east, stopping at several places along the way that could be found in my 1000 Places to See Before You Die book.  The first stop was Shelburne Farms, a very neat farm with lots of acreage, several animals to be petted, and supposedly a really cool inn on the property.  We didn’t have enough time to tour the inn ourselves, but Patricia Schultz raves about it in her book.

When we got to Shelburne Farms, we purchased a ticket to the Children’s farm and hopped aboard the wagon shuttle to get there.

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IMG_7194Is that not the coolest “barn” you’ve ever seen?!?

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IMG_7203What does the cow say, B? (See photo below for answer)

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IMG_7217This pig was due to have her babies that very day we were there.  I’m pretty sure this is how I looked at 40 weeks too.  Why do they not offer mud baths for women in labor? 🙂

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IMG_7230Next, we drove north to South Burlington, VT and stopped by the famous Al’s French Frys there.  IT WAS GOOD! Then, we stopped for some more health food; the AMAZING Ben & Jerry’s. I have steered clear of this ice cream in the past because of its price, but let me tell you…no more…this stuff is the best of the best.  And the ice cream sample from the tour, fresh from the factory….YUM.

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IMG_7233I scream, you scream, we all scream for……!?! (See next photo for answer)

IMG_7234After a fun day of petting animals and tasting fries and ice cream, we were tired! Eating is hard work, people.  We ended Day 4 at our hotel in Lancaster, NH. Coos Motor Inn – a very clean and surprisingly inexpensive hotel.

To be continued… 🙂

 

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2 thoughts on “Road Trip Part 3 – Shelburne Farms

  1. Oh My, you are bringing back memories, big time! We stayed in Coos Motor Inn a couple of times in our Travels in that area 🙂 Have’t been to the Farm, maybe this Fall 🙂 I hate to burst your bubble on the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. You can get it lot of places over the USA but none compares to the Factory’s in Vermont 🙂 Keep posting the Pics, loving it 🙂 What a Great Family Trip!

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