Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Weekend in Woodstock, VT

We had a lovely weekend of holiday festivities this weekend, starting with the Hanover Christmas tree lighting, hot cocoa and cookies and a gingerbread house at the Hanover Inn, and drinks with friends on Friday evening. On our way home, I commented on how full I was from the appetizers we'd eaten, and then we bought a pizza anyway.

Saturday we spent lazing about, then had headshots taken, did a bit of shopping and then lazed about some more. Glorious!

And then on Sunday, I woke up to a small flock of turkeys invading our back yard. We hadn't seen them in a while, so I was pretty pleased to see the five of them wandering about. Kitty was intrigued.

They made their way out of the yard and I kept reading in bed, until I heard a loud rustling outside, which turned out to be their friends, about 25 of them. The rustling was two turkeys flying into the tree to keep lookout. It was pretty spectacular and an excellent way to start the day.

In the afternoon, we headed to Billings Farm and Woodstock to see some of their holiday displays. This coming weekend is Wassail Weekend, which sounds extremely idyllic, but tends to be quite crowded, so it was nice to spend some time wandering around the empty museum and admiring their animals and holiday decor.

We also stopped briefly at the Woodstock Inn to see their Christmas decorations:

And left with some inspiration for our house. We aren't decorating much this year, but a few festive touches here and there will be lovely.

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