Sunday, March 29, 2009

weekend in peru

On Friday after work, we drove down to Peru, Vermont to stay with our Auntie Lucy and Uncle John. Southern Vermont is our old stomping grounds, where we grew up as small children and later, when we had moved away, where we went to visit Mama Sonia and Papa Roger every summer.

We got there late. Mummy and Papa were there too. Had a lovely picnic dinner and some yummy rum punch. (Some of us had Dubonnet.) Then it was off to bed for one of the best night's sleep in a long time.

The next day, Col, Kevin and I went to Stratton for an awesome day of spring riding/skiing. The sun was shining bright, it was warm, the snow was soft. It was my best day of riding all season. Yay!

We got home just in time for the Dubie Club (Lucy & I had rum punch) and a lovely Spanish dinner that Lucy made. While we were at the mountain, Sapphie (or should I say Emi) had suffered a MAJOR blow-out at one of the nicest restaurants in Manchester Village. She was in high spirits, but everyone else seemed tired out bump from such an eventful day.

We woke up this morning and were like, "What? Sunday already?" Isn't that just the way? It was gray and drizzling out, so we decided to go shopping. First to the Vermont Country Store (where Colin had the time of his life in the candy section), then on to Manchester. A little more shopping, a lovely lunch where little Sapphire did some irresistible posing for the camera. What a little pistachio button! (She also started sucking her thumb and I couldn't help including a photo of her caught wet-fisted.)

All in all, it was a fabulous weekend. Enjoy the pics!

P.S. We never made it to Mother Myricks, but I hear you can mail-order the Lulu Lemon cakes, so maybe we'll do that instead.


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