Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A New Pin In The Map - VERMONT!

This past weekend, I actually had a free Saturday, and so my friend Danielle & I decided to go on a little adventure! I love Fall, it's always been my favorite season (though Summer is a very close second). So, since I'm in New England, home of the most beautiful Fall around, we thought we'd head up to Vermont to take in the gorgeousness!

We decided to drive up to Woodstock and just wander around and see where the wind would take us. After a lovely drive, and a yummy lunch, we walked around the cute little town.

One of the first things we saw was this... a little more disturbing than cute, but definitely interesting! And yes their shirts say "poop" - that apparently stands for Protest Outrageous Oil Profits, but it just looks like poop...

Covered bridges remind me of Indiana :)

After we looked in all the shops and got some tea & cider, we headed back up the road to a great little farm stand we saw along the way. It's called Fool on a Hill and it was very fun! I mean, check out these bears - what's not to love?

This is my beautiful friend Danielle, I couldn't resist shooting her in the gorgeous sunlight

Fool on the Hill also had some random stuffed cows all over the hill. We just had to play...

I'm not sure why Danielle is kissing this cow's eyeball, but whatever ;)

After playing with the bears and the cows, we kept on down the road to Quechee Gorge. It was beautiful! I kinda wish we'd gone there earlier and walked down the trails a bit, but oh well. You can only fit so much in a day!

The light just kept getting better and better


Random wall o' graffiti under the bridge by the gorge

Ugh, I really hate photos of myself. It took everything in me to let you see this, but I'm trying to lighten up, so here you go :) (though, I must admit that Photoshop made the decision a little easier ;)

This is a picture of Danielle taking a picture of me taking a picture of her through a hollow log

I mean, that just looks fake! but, it's not, I promise :)

I forgot how much I love road trips!!

The biggest disappointment of the day was discovering that we had MISSED the peak of the Fall colors in Vermont by a week or two. As we drove up we kept asking, 'why are all the trees dead?' But we pressed on anyway and I'm glad we did. But, it would have been a little more fun (or at least a little more pretty) if the trees were a little less bare...

This sign pretty much sums that up...

I snapped this on the way home, somewhere in New Hampshire. THIS is what we were looking for. Oh well! It was still an awesome trip!

Thanks for a fun adventure Danielle! You're an awesome adventure-buddy!!

1 comment:

  1. I love them all Krista!!! Especially the ones of your Danielle in the sunlight. Amazing as always...