Day 5 Fall Foliage Trip 2017
Today we are based in Stowe, VT and are riding near Stowe.
Our breakfast in the Flannel restaurant at the Topnotch Lodge was amazing. The various recommendations we got on what to have include the “biscuits and gravy”.
But several of the other choices were great too.
John was waiting for the other riders to gather
We took a picture of all the riders today.
Not everyone rode today – some decided to enjoy the Spa at Topnotch and others wanted to shop/do laundry in Stowe and have a nice lunch in town. Or a walk along the bike path near the resort.
The riders sagged the first few miles to get over the pass/notch and down on the other side to a safe place to start. They did 27 miles on mostly down or flat terrain.
Part of the ride was on an old railroad bed that has been converted to a nice bike path.
Some of the people in town had lunch together at the Whip Bar and Grill at the Green Mountain Lodge. most of us used the Lodge shuttle to get back and forth – but Terry rode her bike on the bike path into town.
A number of people got massages and enjoyed the spa at the lodge.
Dinner tonight was scrumptious and the Flannel outdid itself with the quality of the food.
Tomorrow is our last day. Very Sad.
We have a glass blowing demo to see at 9:30 and then we our on our own to ride around/in Stowe to see the sights and have a picnic lunch at 12:30 nearby and then back to the lodge for showers and then we head back to Burlington and other vistas.
It has been a great riding week – the weather was great – no rain. The colors are not yet at their peak but we can see examples of what is to come and it will be beautiful.
I want to thank our guides Barb and Leigh for all their hard work in making all aspects of our week wonderful. Not just the ride, but also the lodging, food, fun activities, and history/folklore about Vermont. Their attention to detail and willingness to mold our week to give us the best experience possible has been outstanding. Their looking at the bright side of all situations, ability to have fun in spite of obstacles, and ultimately give us a safe, fun-filled experience was unsurpassed.