Those weekends when you just need to leave

I know, I know, I have been a HUGE slacker. It has been some weeks since I last blogged! I know my fellow reader (I see you few), have been on their edge of their seats, wondering what I would write about next. Well, I’m sorry. I will try to NOT do it again.

Do you ever have those months where it feels like every weekend you have something going on? Well, that has been my year so far! I feel like every weekend there is something planned (visiting friends, visiting family, work etc.). Don’t get me wrong, I love staying busy— I’d rather stay busy! But I have been feeling burnt out lately. Work can be crazy during the week, and when the weekend comes I really just want to sit on my couch with my cat and finish season 9 of Keeping up with the Kardashians!

This weekend, my boyfriend and I decided to get out of the city a take a trip. We used to do this type of thing all the time when we didn’t live together; going to a new town and exploring new restaurants and bars,  but since we moved in together, we realized we never go anywhere anymore. So this weekend we decided on Burlington, VT. Yes, I have been to Burlington, more times than I can count on one hand, BUT we wanted the chance to explore it again, together.
packing

We left early afternoon, and decided to make a few stops on the way, really stops are the most important part of road trips

a) So you don’t go crazy listening to the same playlist and

b) Discovering new destination

beersgrowler

Harpoon Brewery was the perfect stop. I have had Harpoon beer many, many times, but having a freshly brewed beer right of the keg is one of my all-time favorite experiences, right up there with popping Bubble Wrap. The taste is so fresh, crisp, and not to mention the whole mood of a brewery is always so chill. Maybe it’s because everyone is drinking beer…

After a nice sampler of chilled beers, a freshly poured growler, and loaded hot wings, it was back on the road! With Missy Elliot’s Work It blasting out of the car windows, we made our second and last stop; a gas station…
mountains

I have to say, there is nothing on I-91 North. Nothing. I had to pee so bad I couldn’t speak. So, we get off an exit because it said “Gas& Lodging”, we never found the lodging and we almost gave up on the gas. Isn’t it a rule that if a sign off the highway says “gas stations”, it should be within eye sight of the highway? If it isn’t, it should be. We finally found the little hidden gas station and thank god for it! After I came out of my state of pure distress, I was able to walk around the gas station. It had everything you would have expected to see, except there was a small bakery! I do have to confess, I am a newly sucker for sweets. I say newly because I was the girl that would grab beef jerky before a cookie, but now it’s all changed, GIVE ME THE SUGAR! So you can only imagine how I act when I see a small ma& pa bakery attached to a random gas station. Let’s just say, if I wasn’t with my boyfriend I would have had a car filled with whoopee pie & brownie wrappers. Instead I just opted for the rice crispy treat and raspberry bar (you know, keeping it healthy).
snacks

Burlington, as always was great. Great food, great people and the weather wasn’t even that bad! I swear, every time I go to Burlington I tell myself I have to move there! I know that it sounds cliché, but its times like these I am very happy that I live in New England. It is a small drive to the city, or right up to the mountains. This makes it so much easier to escape for a weekend away.
landscape

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