We shall draw a veil over the problems getting there. Stowe is a very cute town - picture perfect, quaint.
Hot apple cider is heaven. It is non alcoholic, and both sweet and tart - I plan to drink it every day in apple season!
We got lost in a corn maze
And walked along the Stowe hiking/biking trail
So, of course, the girls had to make some of their own:
All in all, we thought Stowe was quaint and old fashioned. Maybe a little touristy, like Taupo, but nice. Then we drove into the mountains. And the scene certainly changed. Huge, luxurious ski resorts stood amongst the forest and the magnificent mountains. Some of them (resorts and mountains) took our breath away - the sheer size of them was unlike anything we'd seen before.
|It was hard to get a photo that fully conveyed the vastness and wealth of these resorts|
By this time, it was getting late, and so the ice cream factory will have to wait for another day (cries of outrage from the girls!). But we liked Stowe, in all its diversity: its combination of the quaint, the historical and the magnificent. We will visit again. And for the skiers among you (I'm looking at you, Sue Fordyce!): I'm no expert, but the ski fields looked glorious: buy your tickets and start planning your winter holiday!