What was important enough to miss running? Well, my husband wanted to go to.............. The Strolling of the Heifers. He rarely just "plays" for the day so I was game to go with an additional trip after. It took place in Brattleboro, about 3 hours away so there was no time to squeeze a run in and get there in time. (I don't do dark runs here in the country.)
So what was this strolling thing and was it worth it?
It was a parade of cows and other animals. The parade was almost an hour long - no fire trucks, just farming related floats and clubs and bands. Well the bands weren't farming related. This whole thing is a big thing in Brattleboro and there are actually events for 3 days. We saw the parade and went to the farmer's market. We each bought a shopping bag to store all our free loot in. It was raining at home and sunny there so that was a score too. Here are some pictures of the event.
Everyone there had at least one cow balloon.
Some of the cows. There actually weren't as many cows as I expected.
Easily my favorite. These asses were HUGE!
I have wanted a baby goat for a long time.
These are alpacas, not llamas. Very cute.
There were lots of free samples on the park
including Green Mountain Creamery yogurt
with lots of maple! The stores
are always out of it.
Then it was time to leave and head up the road. What had I wanted to do? It was time to visit a brewery and get another stamp. So we found our way to Harpoon Brewery which was a very happening place on Saturday. It was packed right from when we got there. We started out with some samples, bought a beer we liked and then took the tour. Then we had to have lunch to soak up some of the beer we had had. I discovered some new beers I like which is what they are hoping as they give you all those samples. We bought a few six packs to bring home and some pint glasses in the retail store before leaving. My husband drove home as he didn't have one more beer with lunch! All in all a fun day with no running, biking or swimming!