July 10th, 2012
With the 4th of July coming on a Wednesday this week it totally felt like one of the longest weekends ever! As a skiers the weekend doesn’t mean a whole lot since every day is basically a vacation for us.. but for a lot of my working man buddies this was a serious Freedom week and they put in a strong push to party every single day and take advantage of the epic VT scene.
For the SMS crew this was a pretty busy week of training hammering through some big group workouts in some hot ass weather. But we made it through doing a lot of swimming and hanging out by the Stratton snow making pond. I think a lot of the ‘out of staters’ were surprised at how seriously people take the 4th of july in Southern VT. Every single night there is something planning or something being blown up. Stratton Mountain even had to put their wireworks show on June 30th there was so much other stuff going on, but everyone agreed the the Magic Mountain show in Londonderry on the 7th was best as always. With lots of BBQ’s, bluegrass bands, parades, bars, and everything else to fit into one freedom week the Foster/willie party bus came in handy and hauled the crew around most of the week hitting up all the swimming spots along the way.
a few pics:
Sophie and Packer jump in the always beautiful Stratton snow making pond after a hot workout
the Prouty’s always represent the 4th big time …. and always fly the VT flag
crashing the Joders pond is a 4th of July tradition
so is sitting at the Landgrove town hall and counting the greenplates vs. the world. this year VT came out on top
enjoying the crappy couches that pull out of the party bus. the bus was a great investment and will be around a while… or until a Foster breaks it.
got a few hours to kill? drive the party bus to a field. Landgrove VT