A Wedding in Vermont

This weekend I traveled to Vermont to attend the nuptials of two of my dearest friends, Nicci & Neil.

Nicci and I worked together in Fredericksburg and she was my constant support. Whether it was queso and Cheetos after a break-up or wine after a long day—Nicci always knew how to help.

When she asked me to be a bridesmaid for her wedding at the Okemo Moutnain Resort in Vermont, I was thrilled to say, “Yes.”

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Since moving to Texas, logistics of getting to the Northeast were a little more difficult than when I lived in Virginia. Fortunately, I had a buddy, Colin, who was attending the wedding as well and he offered to help me out.

We had a simple plan:

1)   Arrive in Boston.

2)   Frolic and attend a Red Sox game.

3)   Head to Vermont.

4)   Party.

5)   Drop me off again in Boston.

And that’s exactly what happened. First, we headed to the Harpoon Brewery for a tour.

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The tour was great! We sampled everything. No seriously. Evvverrryyythhinnggg.

Afterward, we headed to Fenway to meet some of Colin’s buddies for a game. Unfortunately, we didn’t think about the fact that 4pm is mid-day and we’d be in direct sunlight. After toasting for hours in the Boston sun (which is a lot cooler/drier than Texas sun), the Red Sox beat the White Sox in extra innings. I also got a tan.

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Right after, we headed for Vermont and arrived around midnight. Vermont at night was…dark. So it was great finally seeing it during the day.

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Now, if this is where Fitz built Olivia’s house, then I’d be up for one, too. Oh, you don’t watch Scandal? Just forget the previous statement. But know that if a man built me a house in the mountains, I’d swoon.

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The wedding was gorgeous. Nicci was gorgeous. The scenery was gorgeous. The trend was gorgeous.

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We ended the night around a fire and rested from dancing the night away.

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I was so sad to leave New England but, I soaked up my tears with Vermont maple candy and chocolate covered cranberries. I LOVE chocolate covered cranberries. It’s close to being a serious problem.

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^^That box of candy was gone by the time I got on the plane. I wish I was lying.

Until next time, New England.

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