September 29, 2008
Lunch in Vermont
It had been a long week for KC and I, so we decided to do something extra different on Saturday. We decided on driving an hour away to Brattleboro, VT for lunch and some site seeing. For one of our wedding gifts we were given a book about the best places to visit in New England. The book had mentioned Brattleboro, but it didn't give it the credit that should have been given for this small town. First off, the drive to Brattleboro was gorgeous. Before coming to Massachusetts I had heard that the New England fall was the best. I believed that Utah had enough tree and colors, that I didn't think I would be all that impressed. My parents used to take us on a drive every fall called the "O0h Ah Drive". During this once a year drive, we would go up in the mountains and view the scenery, collect leaves to perserve with contact paper, and ooh and ah the fall leaves. I can now say that the "O0h Ah Drive" has now gone to the next level. We plan on taking another drive or two before the leaves fall. I tried to capture the leaves on the drive, but I was disappointed with the pictures, and couldn't bare to show them to you. It wouldn't have convinced you.
Once we got to Brattleboro, a storm started to come in and the fog started to take over. I am glad that we got the chance to visit this day. With the drizzling rain, the city was very intimate and a perfect Saturday getaway. Immediately out of the car we got this view:
There are so many churches all around New England and I loved this view with the fog and trees. We then walked across the street to a cute cafe that served hamburgers with VT cheddar and maple syrup bbq sauce, with an added home cut french fries. It was delicious.
After our lunch we walked the strip of antique shops. And KC caught a glimpse of a bridge and found out that the connecticut river was only a couple blocks away. Across the river was new Hampshire. Things are so close here, that you can hit three states in an hour. So we walked across the bridge in the rain and were blessed with the most beautiful scenery. I am in love with this river, I was born for water. I hardly find nature making me feel like I could stay for hours, unless it is the ocean, a lake, or now rivers.
Well, there wasn't much left, except that we took a picture of the New Hampshire sign, and then turned around forgetting completely, until we got into the car, that we forgot to walk INTO New Hampshire. So I guess New Hampshire is for another day.
On another note: There are minimal craft store here, so I am trying out the new trend, digital scrapbooking. I don't have photoshop, so this has been a little difficult. So I am still trying to figure things out. But here is my first layout.