Our plan for my birthday was to head up into the skies on a hot air balloon, but alas . . . the winds were gusting!

So we went for plan B, which involved  . . . ascending Vermont’s highest mountain.  The views were spectacular

It was windy, chilly and absolutely gorgeous.  A wonderful way to start my birthday . . .

We drove through Smugglers Notch at sunrise.  A great start to a great day!