I just returned home after an amazing week with my family in Stowe, Vermont. This summer vacation took four months of planning. As well as two schedule changes that required a cancellation of three rooms at three hotels in MAINE. But we were finally able to find a common date and location for our first get together in over two years.
The stress was worth it in the end. It was a first visit to Stowe for all nine of us. And the expectations of a great time together were not only met but far exceeded what we’d imagined.
Two groups drove in; one from Virginia Beach and one from New Jersey. I flew from Florida early the first morning. We spent one night in Burlington at a perfect hotel facing Lake Champlain. The following day we all drove to the stunning mountain top resort, and explored all the amazing attractions in their “village resort.”
The age differences had us doing separate activities, but the two older boys and the youngest girl, with two Dads in tow, all thoroughly enjoyed their zip-lining experience!
Us four frightened females joined them for a wonderful Alpine lunch, and then watched from the poolside as the brave dare-devils saw their lives flashing by. Not one of them had a nervous moment; they were all filled with joy, experiencing the beauty surrounding them, the exhilaration of the thrill ride, and the perfect sunny day.
The two families are already talking about returning in January for some skiing. (Don’t tell! But I may stay home in the comfort of the Florida warmth.)
Hope you enjoy the pictures which tell a better story than I possibly could! What do YOU plan to do on your summer vacation?
Patrice Wilton knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to write books that would take the reader to faraway places. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and had a great need to see the world that she had read about.
Patrice became a flight attendant for seventeen years and traveled the world. At the age of forty she sat down to write her first book—in longhand! Her interests include tennis, golf, and writing stories for women of all ages.
She is a mother of two, has four lovely grand-daughters, and a wonderful man at her side. They live in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he teaches her golf, and she teaches him patience.
Her best selling books are the CANDY BAR series, SERENDIPITY FALLS series, and most recently PARADISE COVE and A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION series. She is a New York Times best selling author.