Trip to Weston this weekend......

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bobbav
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Trip to Weston this weekend......

Post: # 2236Post bobbav
Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:57 am

Hi everyone - I absolutely love this site! This weekend, my wife and I will be staying in Weston. Last year, we went a week earlier, and the foliage barely started. I have been watching this forum, and hopefully this weekend will be better. Unfortunately, the forecast is calling for rain, just like last year. Seems we can't get lucky. My wife absoutely loves country craft stores. Any suggestions where we may find some in the Rutland area??? Thanks!
Bob

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pwt54
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Re: Trip to Weston this weekend......

Post: # 2237Post pwt54
Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:18 am

I was down there last Sunday and it looked good. I took the Andover Road that starts just north of the village and the foliage there was very good even with the mist.

bobbav
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Re: Trip to Weston this weekend......

Post: # 2238Post bobbav
Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:21 am

Thanks pwt54. Do you think we are late? It's a science trying to gauge it! I'm going to be bumming if it rains again!
Bob

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dfpvt
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Re: Trip to Weston this weekend......

Post: # 2239Post dfpvt
Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:29 pm

You'll find more crafts stores in Woodstock, Chester or Grafton than in Rutland, and they're all easy drives from Weston.

I think there's one south of Rutland in the center of Wallingford on Rt 7, the Stone House.

Foliage around Weston should still be nice this weekend. It will vary by elevation, so you may find brighter color in the valleys and lower hills southwest of Rutland, in the Ira/Middletown Springs area.

bobbav
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Re: Trip to Weston this weekend......

Post: # 2240Post bobbav
Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:00 pm

Thanks dfpvt! What routes are Woodstock, Chester or Grafton on? We are staying at the Inn at Weston, right next to the Vermont Country Store.
Bob

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dfpvt
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Re: Trip to Weston this weekend......

Post: # 2241Post dfpvt
Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:23 pm

Chester - Rt 11 east of Londonderry
Grafton - Rt 135 south of Chester
Woodstock - Rt 4, take Rt 100 north, right on 4.

Weston-Chester-Grafton is a nice loop if you take 135 southbound, and 121 northbound. The latter hits Rt 11 a few miles east of Londonderry.

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Re: Trip to Weston this weekend......

Post: # 2242Post pwt54
Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:44 pm

Do you mean route 35 ? Be careful of route 121 east of Grafton. They are rebuilding part of it and it may be rough in places. And don't forget the Grafton Cheese Factory on the Townshend Road. If the cheese tasting room is full, walk across the covered bridge and feed the jersey heifers some alfalfa from the field in front of them. It's the 1 foot high leafy plant.

bobbav
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Re: Trip to Weston this weekend......

Post: # 2243Post bobbav
Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:09 am

Boy, I sure do envy those who live in Vermont. You are soo lucky! We live on the water in Clinton, however, I keep telling my wife that I definitely want to retire in Vermont! The sad part is I have to wait 30 years!!!!
Bob

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dfpvt
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Re: Trip to Weston this weekend......

Post: # 2244Post dfpvt
Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:04 pm

Yep, Route 35 south from Chester to Grafton, not 135.

If the weather is uncooperative this weekend, Woodstock/Queechee make a good destination. Pretty drive up Route 100 from Weston, a lot of shops, Billings Farm museum is interesting, and you can get a nice lunch at Simon Pearce's in Queechee.


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