Vermont New Years Eve – Part One

In the wee hours of New Years Eve morning, straight from closing out the final performance of my holiday show(!), we arrived at The Schoolhouse for our Second Annual Vermont New Years Eve. “The Schoolhouse” is a circa 1930’s era one-room schoolhouse that has been slightly modified into a cozy ski cabin – the perfect spot for friends to reunite to ring in the New Year. It belongs to our friend Nick’s family – we are so lucky that they have graciously let us crash the place two years running!


Like last year, we spent New Years Eve day at the Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, VT. There was a fresh blanket of snow on the ground from the storm a few days earlier and everything looked so bright and festive.



^I sipped the Black”beary” Wheat – my favorite!


This year’s gang was made up of D’s two awesome best friends (“they’re like my brothers!”), my two actual sisters, and Meg’s equally awesome boyfriend Ben.
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^ Nick on a Stick made an appearance as well!

One of my favorite things about Long Trail is that it is located right on the Ottauquechee River (had to look up the spelling on that one!). The icy water bubbling down the river is   crisp and clear – it definitely enhances the beer-tasting experience!


It is also the perfect spot for a photo shoot.

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It was the much-needed, perfect kick-off to my vacation week.


 As the sun began to set, we headed back to The Schoolhouse to take naps and prep for our New Years Eve celebration!

(Thank you to Erin and D for sharing some of these photos!)

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7 thoughts on “Vermont New Years Eve – Part One

  1. What a lovely way to spend the holiday! Your photos are so beautiful – do you have a specific camera that you use for your photography? Especially loving all those beer shots – really fun!

    • Thank you so much! The majority of these photos were taken by my sister — she got a brand new Canon Rebel T3i for Christmas, which naturally takes awesome photos – my next investment, for sure! I think for the close up beer shots she may have switched to a 50mm/1.8 lens. Believe it or not – the very first photo (of the schoolhouse) was taken with an iPhone!

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