I dropped the Trout off early so that he could meet up with his guide for a day on the White River. This is a picture of the raft they are using today. The sun was shining beautifully and it looked like a favorable day for fishing, but I know enough not to say that too loudly. Let's hope for a good remembrance of fishing in Vermont!
My first stop was in the town of Quechee (kwee chee). Now isn't that the cutest name for a small town? The Simon Pearce glass blowing factory was at the top of the list. The glass blower was moving quickly but I was able to snap a picture of him. This stuff was beautiful. The glass was crystal clear, without bubbles and I was very impressed in more ways than one. This glass was so beautiful, it was very expensive. Did find a little something for a remembrance.
Then off to Norwich, to the King Arthur Flour Mills. There were several ovens going at once and hot scones and poppy seed bread was making an appearance for a sampling. I knew what I bought would need to fit into a suitcase, so I was careful but I did find a few wonderful gadgets I have been thinking about. I got some very small pinch bowls of silicone that I can also poach eggs in. That sounds like fun. I also got some Saf yeast which I cannot find in Florida. A couple of nice scrapers and a perfect 2 1/4 yeast teaspoon.
The classrooms were not operating until much later today and I felt that paying $50 for a class on how to make pizza was a little ridiculous, so I spent all my time browsing and figuring out what I can get into a suitcase.
I had a small lunch alone today. I have never been good at going in restaurants alone, but I found a saying on a wooden napkin holder that made the lunch time worthwhile. It was "The cure for anything is salt water--sweat, tears or the sea." Isak Dinesan