Goodies for the 7 hour car ride. (and some bonine-which is like dramamine but less drowsy) This cranberry, and nut mix from whole foods was AMAZING. Certainly a buy again!!
We stopped for lunch at Katz Deli in Burlington, VT and I had a pickle.... Just kidding. but I could have eaten 10 of these pickles for lunch alone, yeah they were THAT good.
Turkey on whole wheat with lettuce, tomato, swiss and mustard (forgot the swiss and mustard boooo) Yes, this was HALF. Ah this brought me back to my Jewish roots! I love Jewish Style deli's! i had one half at around 1 and the other at around 2:30. It was so good!!
See the mountain?
Our home for the next 5 nights!
The tram to the base of the mountain went right over the town
Lots of tourists!
The ticket booth to the mountain and the tram, legit right in the middle of the village!
This is what we took up to the base of the mountain. Everyone just walked around the village in ski gear and their boots. I loved it!
Jason and I at the top of the slopes!
This Beaver tail place always had the LARGEST line. There was no indoor seating it was just a large line of basically fried dough with choice of toppings
Thats the board right out front!
The first night we went to la Pizzateria restaurant. It had the best decor! this was the ceiling over the bar.
Jason and I split the Pizzateria salad with loads of veggies, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts
And half a chicken pizza with peppers and onions (it came with sun dried tomatoes, but he doesn't like them) This was just half. It was the perfect size.
More pics of the local candies. They are known for their maple candy and had the coolest contraption!
SNow on a barrell is evened out.
Pour liquid maple candy on the snow like hot wax and let it sit for 45 seconds.
Then you roll it all up on the stick.
ANd enjoy!! Maple lollipop! This was good, for about the first 5 licks, it was SUPER sweet!!
one day we dabbled in the all organic smoothie bar. I got the Pro-floride with beet, ginger, celery and apple.
All vita-mixed up!
It was SO good! Jasons sister said it tasted like a salad. haha, I loved that but it was darn good! very gingery and refreshing!
Jason got the special which had pineapple, banana, apple and lemon. The combinations were so interesting but they were both delicious!
And got the local coffee. Look how pretty! Just missing a few shakes of cinnamon
Enjoyed another delicious meal. this was homemade lentil, veggie soup with half a chicken wrap. The chicken wrap had raisins, schezan sauce, carrots and lettuce. SO good! I loved the carrot chips on the side too, don;t they look like french fries?
Jason had to try a Tim Hortons chocolate glazed. He said it was 'meh' Dunkins is better haha.
My medium coffee was TINY! I couldn't believe it, I thought they had given me the wrong size! this was for sure a small in America! I guess to be like the French you have to eat and drink like the French!
Canada does have delicious dairy products! This plain yogurt had 9g protein, 7g carbs, 3g fat and 100 calories. Very reminiscent of my beloved greek yogurt. I threw in some puffins and had this on the car ride home today.
And on the way back to the border its nothin' but farm land. Now we know where the dairy comes from! We also had the MOST amazing tomatoes I think I have ever had in my life! they were baby cherry tomatoes and the brand is Savoura. I must find out how to get these in Boston!
All in all we had a fabulous time! I hadn't skied in about 7 years and I wasn't all that bad. The first day my lack of confidence got the best of me and I chickened out on a lot of the trails, but the 2nd day I was feeling way more confident! I had a great time and I absolutely want to practice more. Jason and his dad, brother and sister are amazing skiers! They were so awesome to wait for me to get down those blacks :) But I made it and only fell a few times! I also got some brand new Helly Hanson ski pants up there because mine were about 5 sizes too big (and yes, they did fit me at one point!)
Now I have come back to a snowy Boston and I am SO ready for bed! This bonine really makes me quite drowsy and I can still feel it in my system I am probably going to hit the sheets way early tonight! I will get to all of your blogs some tonight some tomorrow I promise! xoxoxo
How was your valentines day and weekend what have you been up to?
Any new foods or restaurants or recipes that you have made?
What is your favorite part of vacation? I love being immersed in the culture, trying the foods, speaking the language and doing what the 'locals do' I picked up some french!!