With free scoop day looming ( April 3, 2012) - I thinks it’s time for me to tell you about my recent trip to visit Ben & Jerry’s headquarters in Burlington, Vt. Two nights, 1 1/2 half days for a whirlwind tour and blogger gathering with staff of Ben and Jerry’s led by the two man (or one man, one woman ) Ben and Jerry’s pr team-Sean Greenwood and Liz Stewart- along with Kevin Flight from Cone.
They flew us into Burlington and paid for all expenses including the hotel. Kevin and Liz ferried us around from event to event with Sean joining us. We had an inkling that there would be a tour and a chance to design ice cream, but not much more information than that- the emails were kind of vague. I think we all went with a wing and a prayer hoping it would work out well for all of us. This was my first sponsored trip, it was tons of fun, mixed in with more than an overview of their value added business and an overload of ice cream.
- Dinner Discussion
We were taken to dinner at American Flatbreads where we shared …Diana
I recently spent two weeks at my mom’s house while she recuperated from surgery – the longest time my husband and I have spent apart in our 24 years of marriage. Before I left, we talked about him driving out to NJ from Ohio (I flew) to come and get me and then on our way back across the turnpike we would stay in a Bed and Breakfast for the weekend before we went back to our regular jobs. Originally, we had planned a longer vacation, but when my mom’s breast cancer came up, it was put off or put away, so this was our way to get some of the trip in. We didn’t have many choices since we were late making the decision of where and when, however, we made a heck of a great pick with Horizon View Farms Bed and Breakfast.
- Rockwood, PA
What ever I tell you about the North Market it won’t be enough. I have been there in the past, and always loved it. I’m jealous of my husband who works only a few blocks away and could venture out to this smorgasbord of flavor to get a different type of meal whenever he desires. So, when I was offered a tour of the North Market I decided to go for it.
The North Market is a public market on Spruce Street, just a few blocks north of Nationwide Arena. It is filled with merchants, in individual market stalls. Kind of an indoor open air market. Dave Wilbe, the executive director of North Market gave us a brief background of the North Market and a tour of the building. Dave is very personable and seemed to be a go to kind of guy that all the market owners and workers would call out to and let know they needed something, or had something nice to share with him.