I realized there were a few things I didn't mention about my Vermont trip.
This picture was taken on the way back from Lazy Lady farm. It was a beautiful day to for a road trip. Also a beautiful day to avoid border patrol. My brother has a car that is not completely legal. Westfield is close enough to Canada that there is border patrol with check points up and down the roads. In order to not be pulled over and have the car impounded miles and miles away from anyone we knew we took the "hopefully not crawling with border-patrol" route back to Montpelier.
When I move back to VT one of the first things I'm going to do is get Thors' car legalized.
The most important thing about this trip to Vermont is that we had a macaroni and cheese contest at my folks' house. Pa, my brother Thor* and I went in a macaroni and cheese throwdown of epic porportions. Since I have access to a lot of fancy cheesy goodness, the number one rule was that I was not allowed to bring any cheese from Chicago, or to have it shipped either.
Pa was the heavy favorite. The man makes a fantastic mac n' cheese. For my birhday dinner I usually ask for macaroni and cheese. When I go back east to visit I ask for macaroni and cheese. I was sure that he would win. My brother is just getting into making mac n' cheese and according to his friends had been practicing some different recipes out.
In the end, just like in Highlander there could only be one winner. That winner was me. It was awesome. I believe this is going to be a new tradition that's going to get bigger and bigger within the family. I hope to wipe the floor with each and every challenger!
Thanks go out to my brother for spending hours upon hours in the car driving me hither and yon.
Special Thanks also to Arnaldo** for letting me use your shower, this would've been a funkier trip without your help.
*Thor is not that name of my brother, just a super cool code name that would be way funnier to you if you knew my brother.
**Arnaldo isn't his real name either, I just love coming up with code names. It's super fun!
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