To escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few days, furrylittlegnome made her way home to The Green Mountain State to visit her family. North Central Vermont is covered in a fresh blanket of snow but nothing like the giant white piles furrylittlegnome would play in as a child. There is a nip in the air, and it smells like more snow is on the way.
Furrylittlegnome has already spent quality time with her niece and has even visited her favorite pizza place for a pepperoni pizza, sweet potato fries and a garden salad. Located on North Main Street, in Barre, Vermont, Mr Zs is one of the only remaining restaurants in this once booming Italian driven granite town. Further up the street, past the empty storefronts, is another furrylittlegnome favorite: Simply Subs. Here, the choices are plentiful and the price is right.
A seven minute drive brings you to Montpelier, the state capital. With its beautiful capitol building and well-maintained government buildings, you can’t help but feel the charm of America’s smallest capital city. For a steamed milk, vanilla latte or a cup of coffee, Capitol Grounds, on State Street, is furrylittlegnome’s recommendation. While waiting for your beverage, you can view art work from local artists.
Playing with the dogs. Visiting old friends. Eating comfort food. Seeing the golden dome. Furrylittlegnome believes that “absence does, indeed, make the heart grow fonder”.