They call it the Green Mountain state - a place I've been going to off and on for as long as I can remember. My family has a time share near Stowe and to say it's breath taking would be an understatement. In the mornings it's nice to get up, grab a coffee (or a tea) and head out to the porch which overlooks a valley which is usually filled with clouds until the sun crests and burns them off.
It's surprisingly quiet given the number of people spread across the grounds of the time share but even given that fact it almost feels, at times, as if it's just you and the mountain. If that's the ultimate goal though there are plenty of trails around that can take you anywhere from an hour or two to a day or two out into the woods. While I probably won't partake in any long hikes I am looking forward to having some time there this year - now that the family has grown it's not possible to have all of us there at the same time. There are two rooms and a pull out bed in the living room so, at most, the unit can accommodate six people and that is a definite stretch so when a year like this year comes around where it's just my parents and myself... well, let's just say it's hard to turn down.
Recently my parents got the opportunity to secure a week in the fall as well and I'm very interested in checking the same area out in autumn. It won't be on the agenda this year but maybe next year we can make that happen. All in all, it's nice to have a decompression week coming up soon in the green mountains.