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We're halfway through our week in Vermont and it's definitely been a Good Thing. The place is wonderfully peaceful at this time of year (most of the other guests checked out on Monday morning) and even if the weather hasn't been as sunny as we'd hoped, it's not been pouring down rain either. Today's a gray and blustery day and Lake Champlain is looking very oceanic. The lawn outside our window leads down to the shore, and we can see (and hear) the waves crashing on the rocky beach. The owners set out little pumpkins all around the property and that keeps me aware it's not the ocean outside: there's a spit of rocks with two or three pumpkins wedged in, and they've stayed in place, no tide to lift and float them away.


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Oct. 17th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
I love Vermont this time of year. When I had a sabbatical, that's where I spent most of it.
Oct. 28th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
It was beautiful! Not quite as many warm+sunny days for sitting outside as we'd hoped, but definitely worth the trip.
Oct. 18th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're enjoying it up there! I don't know which route you'll take to get back to this area, but if you'd like some of the Best Pie Ever, stop at the P&H Truck Stop in Wells River, just off I-91; my friend Pauline loves the Reese's Pie, but my personal favorite is the Maple Cream (made, of course, with real maple syrup!). My family lives across the river in Woodsville, and every time I go up, I manage to hit the P&H for some pie at some point.

(...and thanks again for taking me to the show last Friday; I really appreciate it! You missed the bit toward the end of the show when the drunken bros in front of us turned around to yell at the drunken bros behind us, because the latter were yelling during "Hurt"...irony, we has it. *shakes head* Anyway, perhaps I can return the favor the next time they come through?...)
Oct. 28th, 2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
I'll keep that truck stop in mind, but we usually just head up I-93 to I-89, which takes us right to the exit for the islands. The other option is to visit my husband's mother in Williamstown first, but then that's route 2 and then up route 7. So I'll have to think up a good excuse to take 91. :-)

I'm glad you came with me to the show! I'm sorry I was such a downer for much of time, but it had been a long, long week and, yeah, the guys in front of us didn't help (esp. when I got a headache from the, um, aromatic substance they started passing around to go with the last of the many beers). And, looking around, almost everyone else acting perfectly reasonably? Even if NIN fans, but enough years on them now to act a bit mature. ^_^

The show itself was great, though! I'll definitely be up for seeing them whenever they come, and we can talk about how to arrange it then.

Edited at 2013-10-28 05:57 pm (UTC)
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