Last weekend we had a family weekend in Manchester, Vermont. The last time we were in Manchester was for my cousin’s wedding at Hildene. If you haven’t visited Hildene, add it to your list of things to do! Especially in late May/Early June when the gardens are in full bloom. Hildene is the Lincoln Family Home built by Abraham Lincoln’s son, Todd, in 1905. It is such a beautiful property and a really incredible wedding venue! Manchester is such a beautiful Vermont town, especially as the season changes from Summer to Fall.
On Saturday we all went skeet shooting through the Orvis School in Manchester. While I was pretty terrible to start, through some very wise coaching I wasn’t too bad towards the end! I finished off hitting three in a row and walked away pretty pleased. Sunday morning we went up to the Equinox Pond for Fly Fishing lessons! It was the most beautiful, clear, crisp Vermont morning. The Equinox Pond is where my cousin held their rehearsal dinner and my gosh, it was just beautiful. They bring you up the mountain and then leave you to follow a grassy path, lit with candles – all of a sudden you come around the bend and there is the pond, with Equinox mountain towering above, and a perfect little venue on the water. This place is some kind of magic. If you’re in the area, check out the walking trails that go around the pond – you won’t be disappointed! Speaking of the Equinox, one of the best hotels [ever] is the Equinox Hotel in Manchester. A must see and a must stay if possible. As you can probably tell, I’m a huge fan of Manchester…who am I kidding, I love everything Vermont.