Well, that was fun.

Our trip to DC was all we had hoped it would be.  Our hotel was right near Regan airport, and it would have been so convenient if that was where we had flown into.  And Baltimore isn’t really THAT far.  Luckily my sister lives only about 15 minutes away from the Baltimore airport, and if I had told her the correct time we were arriving it would have been an easy thing for her to drive to the airport and pick us up.  And as it was, she only had to drive in to Baltimore twice that day.  We stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, which is a beautiful hotel.  Actually, every else stayed at the Hyatt, I took the Metro out to see my parents.  Not that sleeping 5 in a room wouldn’t have been fun…

The big event was of course the “Taste of Vermont”.  We got there to set up around 4, and by 5:30 things were really hopping.  I had heard that this event was one of the hottest tickets in town, and it was easy to see why.  All the big Vermont food vendors were there:  Cabot, Dakin Farm, Ben and Jerry’s, Lake Champlain Chocolates, King Arthur Flour Company, etc., but also many small vendors like ourselves.  We met Senator Leahy, our gracious host, and Senator Sanders and Representative Welch.  I’d say our delegation does us Vermonters proud.  And do NOT get between any of them and a camera.  Speaking of cameras, ours got left in DC at a restaurant the day after the event so I have no pictures to post at this time.  Hopefully that will change in the near future and the nice lady will mail it back to us.

We landed back in Burlington around 10:30.  I found a newly hatched Guinea in my coop, but that is a story for another post.  Mother’s day came and went in a flurry of exhaustion and one short week later we were off to Boston for the Healthy Villi support group meeting.  More about that in my next post.

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