Saturday, October 27, 2007

Vacation - Day Five!

We decided before we left for vacation that if we had a real rainy or gloomy day that we were going to take a road trip.

Well today was the day. Here we are going over the Crown Point Bridge heading into Vermont.

That is Lake Champlain below us.

Here we are at our stop. The Ben and Jerry's Factory. Click HERE to visit their website. We decided that we wanted to go and take the tour of the factory.

The "Cowmobile"

This is inside the building in the gift shop. The place was crazy. There were so many people in there that you could hardly move. They had a tour that started every 10 minutes. Our group was us and a group of senior citizens that all came together on a bus. There was around 35-40 people in the group.

This is the inside of the theater. We stopped here to watch a short film about the history of Ben and Jerry's.

They didn't allow picture taking in the actual area where they made the ice cream. The tour guide asked that we didn't take any pictures because he didn't want to have to take our cameras and break them. It was all "Top Secret". Click HERE to take a virtual tour. Make sure your sound is on. Our tour guides were very funny and did very well with a couple of hecklers in the crowd.

After seeing the ice cream being made, we got to sample the flavor that they were making that day. It was Strawberry Cheesecake. (Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Strawberries & a Thick Graham Cracker Swirl) After every one had their sample, there was still 2 left on the tray. Some one said that the tour guides should eat them. The guides turned them down and said that they already get to eat 3 pints a day.

This was the end of the tour. They said we could either walk through the door or go through the Milk Shake Tunnel.

This stained glass window was on the front porch of the building. We thought it was cool.

We each bought new T-Shirts, got a magnet for the fridge and some free ice cream cone pins.

Stop by next week to see what else we did in Vermont.


T*mmy said...

My favorite flavor is "Chunkey Monkey"

PEA said...

Would you believe I've never had Ben & Jerry's ice cream? I know it's available here now in our grocery stores but it's so expensive for a little container, I haven't bought any yet. That tour sounds like it was fun!! xox

verobirdie said...

Seems to be fun.
We can buy some in Aix en Provence. My favourite is strawberry cheese cake...

Crooked Eyebrow said...

How fun, every vacation needs ice cream!

Lilli said...

ThankYouThankYouThankYou! This is precisely one of the places I would've wanted to visit if I were in the area :)