Vermont is a state like no other – the beauty, strong sense of community, and born adventurers are just a few of the factors that set it apart. Keep reading to learn about 12 things only people who grew up in Vermont understand!
1. Free Cone Day is an actual holiday
Every year, you left school to go to Ben & Jerry’s on Free Cone Day. No one questioned the long line; in fact, you probably finished your ice-cream back in line waiting for seconds.
2. Real maple syrup is a prized possession
Whether you are having “sugar on snow” or drizzling it on your pancakes, Vermont maple syrup makes everything taste better, and you have the special power to differentiate between real and fake maple syrup blindfolded.
3. What are snow days?
Snow days were just never a thing…even if your car was buried under a mountain of snow or your driveway was a sheet of ice.
4. It is absolutely critical to own a neck warmer
Neck warmers were a necessity during winter (and fall and spring). Whether you were skiing, refilling your car with gas or simply trying not to freeze, neck warmers made all the difference in the world; if people from other states laugh at the section of your closet designated to neck warmers, just shake it off – they probably don’t know the feeling of -25-degree weather.
5. A field of cows may be a more common site than a traffic light
Every time you turned a corner, another field of cows appeared whether it was next to your school or local grocery store.
6. Eating at the Skinny Pancake is the best way to waste time if you make the mistake of arriving at the Burlington airport more than half an hour before your flight takes off
As it takes just around five minutes to get through security, the Skinny Pancake is always a necessary and delicious stop before boarding – you can never go wrong with the “Heartbreaker.”
7. Montreal is only a hop, skip and a jump away
If you ever felt like getting in a little city time, Montreal was definitely the move. The opportunity to interact with real civilization is eye-opening.
8. The local newspaper has probably written an article about every person who lives in your town
If you Google your name, it might appear that you are famous. But in reality, your town’s newspaper has published numerous articles on your one goal in that one sports game that one time.
9. Accidentally doing a 360 degree turn on an icy road has happened more than once
That feeling of spinning around on the road calmly thinking “well…this is happening” is all too familiar.
10. The weather can change at any second
When you leave the comfort of your home, you never know what to expect – rain? Hail? Sleet? Snow? You’ve likely experienced them all at once. And you’re fully aware that hair can, in fact, freeze.
11. There is nothing like the power of community
We come together to support one another no matter the circumstance.
Source: The Stowe Reporter
12. Vermonters are proud to be Vermonters
Growing up in Vermont elicits a certain sense of pride because there is nowhere else quite like the Green Mountain state.