Hello from Stratton Mountain in Bondville, Vermont!
This is my first time in Vermont and I’m here for the Wanderlust Festival at the Stratton Mountain Resort thanks to Wanderlust and Kashi. Even though I’ve only been here for a hot minute, I can see why this location was selected for the four-day festival. It’s stunning and I’m ready to spend 99.9 percent of my time here outside.
Travel to Vermont went fairly smooth. I drove to the Charlotte airport (FYI for my Charlotte friends, parking is a nightmare due to construction right now!) and thanks to a short security line, I made it to my gate with about 30 minutes to spare. I used the extra time to buy a veggie-packed snack from Starbucks and a granola bar.
While I was in line at Starbucks, I copied the order of the woman in front of me and tried a new-to-me drink.
*cappuccino with whole milk and cinnamon dolce syrup*
It tasted like dessert in a cup and instantly made me feel a little too chatty. (Caffeine affects me way too much.) Since I’m pretty sure the vast majority of people on a plane don’t want to sit next to “a talker” I did my best to entertain myself with the SkyMall magazine until we took off and I could take advantage of the wifi on the plane to get some stuff done.
Side note: Someone’s phone went off during the emergency briefing on the plane and blasted “The Wobble” which was pretty darn hilarious. Quality ringtone right there. And speaking of ringtones, during the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill race weekend, our little group of bloggers started chatting about awesome ringtones and one person (I think it was Anne?) said the best ringtone they heard recently was the Doug theme song. This person clearly needs to be my friend.
One major travel fail from today? I volunteered to have my carryon checked to make room for other bags on the plane, but I forgot to grab my sweatshirt out of my suitcase. I basically froze for two hours on the plane as everyone around me blasted their air vents. Brrr!
Following a two-hour flight to Albany, New York, I hopped in a car and tried my best to take a nap during the two hour drive to Stratton Mountain. The winding roads weren’t exactly fabulous for this easily car sick girl but I made it safe and sound.
Upon my arrival, I quickly checked into my hotel and grabbed some information about Wanderlust from the lobby.
My room at the resort is very comfortable and incredibly spacious which is quite a nice upgrade from the little shoebox hotel we were staying in back in Charlotte!
Once I unpacked a few things in my room, it was time for FOOD.
After consulting my resort map, I walked to a nearby deli to grab a spinach and goat cheese salad, a sausage and jarlsberg cheese quiche and some chips.
Time to do a little more exploring before hopefully hitting the hay early tonight.
Question of the Afternoon
- What is the best ringtone you’ve ever heard?
- What is your current ringtone?