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Reunion Sightseeing - Becoming a Tour Guide

Categories: Discover Vermont

This past weekend I took on a new persona: tourist in Killington and the surrounding region. A group of my college girlfriends and their husbands came to the inn for a reunion, and what a wonderful time we had! In order to showcase the area and maximize the fun, I packed the four days with activities and events. It is very gratifying to experience our region from the “other side”. It was actually a challenge to choose our agenda from the myriad of options available from our perch here in the epicenter of the state. We hiked on Killington Mountain and the Appalachian Trail and around beautiful Kent Pond, kayaked, enjoyed a magnificent performance of Fiddler on the Roof at the amazing Weston Playhouse, and spent time (and money) in the one of a kind Vermont Country Store. Of course we ate extremely well, with fine cuisine at the Bryant House before the show, and at the Brew and Barbeque dinner at the Red Clover Inn. Our lovely deck here at the inn was the location of several impromptu “parties”. Manfred and the more ambitious members of the group took a 60 mile bike ride with the rest of us enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the state by car. Disc golf was a popular experience, as was shopping in the quintessential New England town of Woodstock. All of this was, of course, topped off by the good company of very special friends. Everyone raved about the experience, and I was once again reminded of the very special nature of our beautiful state and how lucky I am to live and work here.