Christmas in Vermont – Part Three

Our Christmas in Vermont vacation was made extra special with a big snowstorm that dropped 2+ feet of snow on the town of Woodstock.

Christmas in Woodstock, Vermont

If you missed parts one and two of our Christmas Vermont trip, you can check them out here:

Christmas in Vermont – Part Three

When we left on our trip to Woodstock, we didn’t pack snow boots because very little snow was in the forecast.

View from the front door of the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont in snow at Christmas

That was a big mistake because we were surprised with a huge snow!

View from the front door of the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont during a huge snowstorm.

We went to sleep on December 16 expecting 5 – 8 inches of snow. When we woke up on December 17, there was already 8″ of snow on the ground and it continued to snow all day!

Tree with lights covered in snow at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont December 2020

The day before the big snow, Mama and I bought snow boots. We both were glad that we did because they were much needed in the deep snow.

Hiking During the Snow

Mr. SP and I were excited to hike with Sherman while the snow was falling. Mama stayed in the inn but later joined us to enjoy the snow.

Family picture in Woodstock, Vermont in the snow

Our goal was to try to hike on Mt. Tom, so we headed through Middle Bridge to walk to the trailhead.

Middle Bridge, Woodstock, Vermont in the snow

It was snowing heavily and so it was so beautiful.

Middle Bridge, Woodstock, Vermont in the snow

We started hiking up Mt. Tom but soon turned around because I was afraid that Sherman’s bad leg would get reinjured.

Sherman and David Skulina in the December 2020 snow in Woodstock, Vermont

Sherman loves snow and in the past few years, we have had very little of the white stuff in Lynchburg for him to enjoy.

Sherman Skulina in the December 2020 snow in Woodstock, Vermont

He had so much fun in the snow!

Sherman Skulina in the December 2020 snow in Woodstock, Vermont

Mama came out to join us once we decided that walking on the plowed streets would be a better hiking option.

Mama and me in the town of Woodstock, Vermont in the snow

We headed back through Middle Bridge to walk the plowed streets.

Sherman and David Skulina in the December 2020 snow in Woodstock, Vermont

Seeing the pretty houses in the snow was so much fun.

Woodstock, Vermont in the snow

I am so glad that Mama came with us on this trip and that she got to see Woodstock in the snow.

Snow December 2020 in Woodstock, Vermont

Even though we’ve been to Woodstock many times, this was the first time that we walked to this bridge.

Town of Woodstock, Vermont in the snow

Sherman and Mr. SP couldn’t resist wading into the deep snow.

Sherman and David Skulina in the December 2020 snow in Woodstock, Vermont

I hope Lynchburg gets some snow this winter because Sherman loves it so much.

Sherman and David Skulina in the December 2020 snow in Woodstock, Vermont

After walking around for a bit, we headed back to the Woodstock Inn through Middle Bridge.

Sherman Skulina walking through the snow to Middle Bridge in Woodstock, Vermont

I never get tired of walking or driving through a covered bridge.

Middle Bridge in Woodstock, Vermont

The river was frozen and Mr. SP snapped this picture of me as I taking a picture of the river.

Middle Bridge in Woodstock, Vermont

What a great morning it was enjoying the snow!

Walking in the snow in Woodstock, Vermont

Since the snow continued to fall all day, we spent some time by the fire in the lobby.

Sherman and David Skulina relaxing in the lobby of the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont

We took pictures in front of the fireplace to preserve our memory of this fun day.

Fireplace at Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont

After enjoying the fire every day in Woodstock, I’m looking forward to doing the same thing at home this winter.

Fireplace at Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont

A day in the snow wore Sherman out!

Sherman Skulina in front of the fire at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont

Enjoying the Snow the Next Day

The next day the sun was out and we were excited to get outside to enjoy it.

Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont in snow at Christmas

We headed to Mt. Tom and were excited to find a plowed road leading to the trail.

Hiking in the snow on Mt. Tom, Woodstock, Vermont

Our hope was that the carriage road leading to the Pogue would be plowed but it wasn’t. Sherman did not want to turn around, so we walked up the trail through the snow.

Sherman and David Skulina in the December 2020 snow in Woodstock, Vermont

It’s funny how the snow doesn’t look that deep in my pictures but it seemed super deep to me while I was in it.

Hiking in the snow on Mt. Tom, Woodstock, Vermont

Walking through the deep snow was hard work but super fun.

Hiking in the snow on Mt. Tom

Sherman had a blast and he didn’t reinjure his bad hip. Whew!

Sherman Skulina in the snow on Mt. Tom in Woodstock, Vermont

We soon turned around and found that even though we made a path going up the mountain, it was still a workout to go back down the mountain through the snow.

Sherman and David Skulina in the December 2020 snow in Woodstock, Vermont

After we got back to the plowed road, we followed it the opposite way which led us past the Rockefeller mansion. This spot was where Mr. SP’s phone rang with the news that his HR was able to get my medication approved for 90 days. I’ll never forget this moment that was such a huge relief.

Sherman and David Skulina in the December 2020 snow in Woodstock, Vermont

This is our celebration selfie.

Hiking in the snow on Mt. Tom

After our hike was over, it was back to the inn to enjoy our last afternoon in Vermont.

Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont in snow at Christmas

This was a wonderful trip and we made so may memories.

I never know when the last time I do something is the last time, but my hope is that I will get to enjoy trips with Mr. SP and Mama for years to come.

34 Comments

  1. Such wonderful blogs to read! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pics, scenery and winter wonderland from Vermont! Glad you were all together to enjoy the time well spent and treasured. What a treat with all the snow!!!
    Lisa

  2. First of all, congratulations again on the medication! Such wonderful news! Your pictures are stunning, Paula and I love how happy Sherman looks in the snow. I’m glad he didn’t hurt himself wading through it all. What beautiful memories you made!
    Cheers!
    Shelley

    1. Thank you, Shelley! My meds should be delivered today, such a blessing and a relief!

      Sherman had so much fun in the snow!

  3. What great pictures with all that snow…very magical feeling with snow falling, lights on the trees, you, Mr. SP and Sherman plowing through all that snow and just the scenery!!! Gorgeous!! Again, I’m super happy the insurance approved the 90 day supply for you AND you all got to enjoy this trip together with your Mom!!! Wishing all of you a happy, healthier New Year!!! Continuing prayers…

    1. Thank you so much, Karolyn! The trip was such a blessing as was getting approval from insurance for my medication.

      Wishing you a great 2021!

  4. Wonderful posts! So happy for you that your insurance came through. I will continue to pray for you that you get to enjoy many more years of adventures with your family.
    Happy New Year!
    God bless you and your family,
    Suzanne

  5. Paula, the snow is absolutely beautiful. I remember having big snowfalls like that when I was young and lived in Michigan. Loved seeing all the pictures. I know you and your family will never forget this wonderful trip. Hearing the good news for your treatment made it even better. Hope you all had a good Christmas.

    1. I’ll bet that you have wonderful memories of Michigan snows. It’s been a few years since Virginia has had a deep snow like the one we enjoyed in Vermont. Our Christmas was wonderful and I enjoyed every second of it.

      Here’s to a great 2021!

  6. It makes me emotional to see this beauty and read your words. I can only imagine how happy you must’ve been with that phone call. The snow is absolutely breathtaking, and I know how hard it is to walk in snow that deep. It’s exhausting! So happy your Mama could be with you too. Seeing Sherman’s pleasure is so fun. What a great holiday. Happy winter!

    1. Thank you, Rita! I’ll never forget the moment that call came through. Such a relief!

      Here’s to a wonderful 2021 for all!

  7. Looks like a man absolutely wonderful trip, Paula! So glad you got the snow. It makes everything so pretty. Praying the memories made are the first of many to come! Thanks for sharing your beautiful adventure!

  8. So happy to see you enjoying yourself with your loves and that God has answered prayers for your medication. I hope to one day visit Vermont in the winter. Continue prayers come your way in the New Year. Continued health to you.

    1. Thank you so much, Wanda! It was such a pleasure to see Vermont in winter, especially after the snow fell. I so much appreciate your prayers!

  9. Paula … what a magical trip topped off with great news! Being a lifelong Californian I’m fascinated by the East Coast. Especially the architecture. Woodstock is a town right out of a story book. Happy New Year! xo

    1. What fun to get snow on Christmas morning! I hope that every second of your Christmas season was wonderful.

      Paula

  10. What a beautiful gift of all that snow on your trip. It truly is beautiful. I am so glad all of you got to enjoy it. Our dog Cody loved the snow too and believe it or not, so do my cats. Happy New Year Paula and Family.

    1. That is so funny that your cats like snow! I’m hoping that Virginia will get some snow this year so that Sherman can have more fun playing in it.

      Paula

  11. That snowy tree with all the lights is beautiful! So much fun you had! And I’m praying right along with you!

  12. Stunning photos, Paula.
    It looks like you had downtown Woodstock all to yourselves. I can imagine how peaceful and magical it must have been.
    The news about your meds being approved was a wonderful gift at Christmas, and I hope and pray you have many more days to experience!

    Hugs,
    Rachelle

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