Throwback Thursday || Winooski, Vermont

Throwback Thursday is so popular so I thought why not do a travel edition of places I’ve traveled to or lived and other travel stories that I have not been able to feature on the blog before?

I’ve been seeing all the snow that my Vermont friends are posting and it made me think about Winooski Vermont, a small town that I called home for a little over a year. Winooski is right outside of Burlington, Vermont which is where we went to work so we normally just told people that we were from Burlington. Winooski was small, hip, and a little rough around the edges. It’s what most people like to call “ghetto” but I thought it was interesting! Our little apartment was actually a very old house divided into two different apartments which is very common in that area.

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My favorite part about Winooski was the Winooski River which was walking distance and always a great place to go for a walk and take some photographs! There’s also a part of the river with rocks that you can climb on next to the little waterfall, that was my favorite thinking spot! If you walk along the trail you will come across a bike path and a very large patch of grass that is surrounded with trees which is a great place to toss around a football or lay out with a book in your hand.

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Winooski is also filled with many great restaurants. Anywhere from breakfast, lunch, to dinner. There was even a little local coffee shop which was very overpriced and the staff actually wasn’t too friendly…but it was pretty cute still. One of our favorite places to go was a little Italian place and let me tell you, it was really good Italian food! Just the cutest little ma and pa place! One of my favorite culinary experiences though was Waterworks which sits right on the river. It was at an awesome location, the interior was beautiful, and the food was actually really great too!

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Aside from the restaurants they also had a couple of hip shops which I always had to go look around in. One of my favorites was this great vintage store which always had a great selection of books!

Although Vermont did not work out for me in the long run I really did enjoyed my time there and will never regret the great time I had spent there! It was great to live in New England for a small amount of time. It was beautiful and it’s always fun and exciting to live in a new culture that you didn’t grow up in.

(All photos in this post are taken with my Holga or iPhone)

Stay Sunny!

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