Last week Greg, Olive the pug and I took a short break and drove up to Vermont. When I say I love Vermont, it is a bit of an understatement. Personally, I think Vermont might just be the most wonderful place on earth. I’ve often fantasized about living up there, but I don’t suppose at this point in my life, it will ever happen. Still, I feel lucky that we live only about three hours from one of the most beautiful places on earth – The Republic of Vermont.
What prompted our visit this time was that Greg heard about a bed and breakfast in West Rutland that caters to dogs and dog-people called The Paw House Inn. We put the question to Olive and she decided that she wanted to check it out, too. I’ll blog a little more about that later, but right now, I’m just going to post a few photos of our trip up north.
On our way, we stopped for lunch at a nice little roadside restaurant called Grandpa Joe's Fried Food somewhere in northern Massachusetts. When we travel with Olive, we love finding places where we can eat outside. At Grandpa Joe's, this little girl spied Olive and was pretty taken with her, but she wasn't allowed to come down and pet her. Isn't she cute?
For the first time in my life, I had an Elvis Sandwich. It consisted of grilled peanut butter and bananas. It was pretty good, but I don't think I'll make a habit of it.
Once we were back on the road, we made it into Vermont pretty quickly.
And eventually, we ended up in West Rutland where Olive was royally greeted at The Paw House Inn.
One of the innkeeper Mitch's suggestions for dinner was a dog-friendly place on Lake Bomoseen called The Lake House Pub & Grill. Olive was once again treated like royalty and was given many treats and pets. I got myself a treat, too.
As the sun was setting over Lake Bomoseen, we headed for our temporary home.
And Olive enjoyed the bed that was put there just for her majesty.