Okay - so we have Becky's trip dates, which means we can finally plan our summer vacations. Last year, we visited Stowe Vermont, while the girls were away at encampment (the end of August) but this also meant that we were there on a Monday to Monday - and lost most of our first Monday to travel (we couldn't hit the road until 12:30pm, after the girls' bus left). Plus, we couldn't take advantage of the Stowe Farmers' Market, which meets on Sunday, since it was the day before our departure.
This year, we decided to go while Becky's in Australia and Sammi is at the beach with my parents, so that we could leave early on a Saturday morning (Chris is talking 5:00am), and make some stops along the way up (can you say King Arthur?), plus, with our first full day being Sunday, we can definitely stock up on provisions at the Farmers' Market.
I contacted Goldilocks again, and just need to print and mail the contract. We added an extra night (departing Saturday July 12, returning Sunday July 20), and the owner kindly offered us the rental at last year's rates since we're returning customers! We cannot wait!