Fair Haven, Vermont
Our first stop in Vermont was in the town of Fair Haven - Fair Haven, Vermont - http://www.vtliving.com/towns/fairhaven/
It's a quaint little town with some fascinating architecture. The most impressive thing about this town however is it's people. We were lucky enough to have our first meal, which was breakfast, at The Wooden Soldier. (Pictures to follow) We were warmly greeted and told to sit wherever we liked, we chose a spot by the door so we could keep an eye on the dogs. The pups decided that this would be an appropriate time to let the entire state know that they were on vacation and were quite vocal about it. We didn't want to disturb anyone and we were very surprised when the only people other than us, who seemed to notice the barking was another table of tourists, all the "regulars" never so much as turned their heads. When I got up and went outside to move the truck, I even found a local man passing the truck and addressing the dogs in a friendly and soothing manner. I began to wonder if we had entered Mayberry, or was this the Twilight Zone. I tried to move them across the street, but discovered a friendly looking Golden Retriever was occupying the pickup next to the open spot. I foresaw another barkfest brewing and decided to try the lost on the side street across from the restaurant. Worried that I'd parked somewhere I didn't belong, I asked the waitress about it and she smiled and said it was perfectly fine. She then proceeded to tell us a delightful story about the dogs in her neighborhood and how everyone was dog people around here and the barking wasn't a problem at all. I was now convinced I was either dreaming or.....(see above) *G*) Wanting to taste the much touted vermont maple syrup, I ordered the french toast. I love french toast and I'm damn picky about it too. Without a doubt, this was one of the best servings of french toast I've ever had. Was it the syrup? Which was excellent, or? I don't know, but I can tell you that we ate there for 4 days and I had the french toast every one of them and it never failed.