Labor Day weekend we celebrated my 31st birthday (September 1st). My wonderful in-laws drove from Columbus, Ohio on Friday, and we prepped to leave early the next day for our road trip to Vermont, Martha's Vineyard and Mystic. Life has been beyond chaos in the weeks following our trip. so I'm finally getting around to share the pictures from our road trip. Zion did great the whole time (we made sure to plan our drives with her in mind - having the ipad helped too!)
Our first stop, was Starbucks, hehe - I had to capitalize on my "Any drink you want" free birthday drink, and so I grabbed the behemoth venti green tea frap. Not long after we were on our way to our first destination, little lady had passed out next to me. Our whole purpose of going to Vermont was so that we could essentially check it off the list of states my Mother & Father-in-law have been (they've been to almost every single one!) My MIL had her heart set on picking up some authentic Vermont Maple Syrup. Our first drive was 4 hours (a straight Northern journey from NYC). We left at 5:30am! And arrived to Vermont just in time for the Brattleboro Farmer's Market.
^^ Scallion Pancake with Farm Fresh Egg
^^ Maple Birch Soda - best soda I've had in my life - this stuff is incredible!
We spent a few hours in Vermont before hopping back on the road - we aimed to reach Martha's Vineyard by early evening. (Another 4+ hour drive). It's tricky getting their with Ferry's only running every 30-45 minutes and the last ferry returning to the mainland around 9/10pm. We hoped we'd make it there with enough time to see a few sites, visit a BBQ Restaurant my MIL wanted to go to for dinner, and still make it back to our hotel at a reasonable hour so Zion could get a good night's sleep.