Thursday, November 5

New England in the fall

A carpet of gold leaves in Bennigton, Vermont

After Rhinebeck, we headed a little further Northeast to Vermont & New Hampshire.

We returned to a few of the places we stayed on our first trip, and added a couple of new ones. There just wasn't enough time to head to Maine, which was kind of a bummer, but it worked out all right in the end, as you'll see.

One of our favorite places from our last trip to New England was Woodstock, Vermont. So it was really great to see it in the fall. We got there just a little past "peak" but it was still beautiful, and the weather was absolutely perfect. Sweater weather:)

Woodstock, Vermont
We got to stop at King Arthur Flour, which I loved. I may have purchased a few things there:) And we had a great pastry and tea as we watched the bakers work.

We headed over to Hanover, New Hampshire and got to see a little of the Dartmouth campus, which was neat. From there we headed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire for a couple of days. Portsmouth is a great town with tons and tons of shops, restaurants, bakeries and breweries in the downtown area. We also visited the historic area of Strawberry Banke, which was fascinating, being the history nerds we are!

Strawberry Banke

Bonus: Maine is just over the bridge from we walked over to Maine (Kittery, Maine) and had tea and scones. It was perfect:)

On the way back through New Hampshire, we stopped at Harrisville Designs and I got a couple of skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft and two skeins of HD Watershed.

We're already planning our next trip, although we're definitely looking into other options besides driving. Maybe a little train trip? I'm already looking into that:)

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