So, we are back from two weeks in Vermont, school has started and there is a decidedly fall-ish nip in the air in the evenings. I ended up working a wee bit more than I wanted, but at least I wasn’t paying some outrageous hotel bill for the privilege.
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I won’t bore you with every single detail of our vacation. You can see all 200 or so photos I took on Flickr if you are so inclined.
But here are some of the highlights.
The Annual Scottish Festival in Quechee.
You can’t be Scottish and not tear up a bit when you hear the pipes. Especially Scotland the Brave.
VINS, the Vermont Institute for Natural Science. Don’t miss the live raptor shows. Here, Doug is experiencing how hard it is to fly.
Billings Farm, one of Doug’s favorites, but I suspect it is for the picnic lunch of cheese, crackers and apples that you can buy as much as for the exhibits. Here, he is helping build a split rail fence.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Especially the tour of the house and the walk to the Pogue from Prosper Road.
Cheese and maple syrup tasting at Sugarbush Farm in Woodstock.
The views from Mount Peg and Mount Tom. Here the view from the top of Mount Peg, a short hike that Dave and I did with two of our scotties, Reva and Sabrina.
The Alpine Slide at Pico, but don’t feel bad if you don’t feel like going down the slide. I didn’t and neither did my mom. Instead we rode the chairlift back down and got a most interesting perspective on the view.