On the 26th day of August, my true love gave to me…TWO DAYS OFF! We arranged for our friend Sara P. to stay with Lily the Beagle and cats Tiger and Camille. Then we loaded up the car, and drove to Manchester, Vermont.
Four things we love about Manchester:
1) The Equinox Hotel and Spa.
2) The fab massages at The Equinox Hotel and Spa.
3) The kitchen supply stores and other shops near The Equinox Hotel and Spa.
4) The fab massages at The Equinox Hotel and Spa.
Here’s a back-view of the hotel. The facade is similar to my house (white clapboard with green shutters). But unlike chez moi, it employs a very large, and very capable staff.
We did not stay at the hotel proper. Instead, the Equinox put us up in a 19th century “cottage” they own. As you can see from the photo above, it’s a mighty fine cottage. And it’s only a 60-second walk from the hotel’s awesome spa.
Oh, the things Joan did to my neck. And shoulders. And feet. Honestly, my legs felt like rubber when I climbed, reluctantly, off the massage table, and staggered into the men’s locker room. My disheveled hair and glazed eyes were a dead giveaway that I’d either had the best sex of my life, or a therapeutic session with Joan.
Tip: Should you find yourself at The Equinox, be sure to schedule a massage. You won’t be sorry.
And landed in Middlebury, Vermont. Why Middlebury? Because 50 years ago this month, the Silver Fox entered Middlebury College. He received a degree in psychology there. (Photo above is from the college’s website.)
We had great fun strolling the expansive campus at Middlebury. Then it was time to head back to Manchester, and its kitchen supply stores.
I rescued the following items from retail oblivion:
And a scallop-edged, 3-quart French baking dish. What a nice serving piece for…oh, I don’t know…maybe Tabbouleh with Tomatoes and Zucchini?
And the cats? Well, they didn’t even bother to come downstairs. Typical felines!
I hope you, too, managed to get away at some point this summer. If you work at home, as I do, then getting away — if only for a couple of days — is the only way to unwind.