• Peak Color Arrives
    Peak Color Arrives

    Every day on my way to work, I notice more orange, red and yellow popping up along the hillsides of Vermont. It started as a gradual change, but now the landscape is quickly turning vibrant and bright.Across most of the state, fall foliage is in...

  • Back to the Peru Fair
    Back to the Peru Fair

    On Saturday Dave and I are going to the Peru Fair, which is my favorite fall event in Vermont. The fair, held on Main Street in the small town of Peru, features artists, musicians, performers and a wildly popular pig roast (the fair's logo is...

  • Exploring Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
    Exploring Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park

    We celebrated Dave's 35th birthday in Woodstock over the weekend and visited Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, a 550-acre park that opened to the public in 1998. The park is the only national park in Vermont, and it's the only national park to tell the story of...

  • Ready for Fall
    Ready for Fall

    Now that I can see some of the leaves beginning to change, I'm feeling more geared up for fall. There's not too much fall foliage to enjoy in Vermont just yet, but we'll start to see more dramatic color over the next week or so. With...

  • A Changing Landscape
    A Changing Landscape

    This summer was mostly a blur for me. I spent a good part of it with my mom, who has been in hospitals and health/rehabilitation centers for the past two months. She is doing better, regaining her strength and moving forward. Still, things are changing. I...

  • A Peek Inside Smugglers Cave
    A Peek Inside Smugglers Cave

    I have been through Smugglers' Notch on Route 108 dozens of times, but until last weekend I had never noticed the small cave just beyond the parking area. The cave is located about 60-feet from the scenic road (known as the Notch) that winds through Cambridge...

  • Perkins Pier in Burlington
    Perkins Pier in Burlington

    A place I love to visit in Burlington is Perkins Pier on Lake Champlain. With views of the Adirondack Mountains in the distance, I can spend countless hours here admiring sailboats and powerboats out in the harbor and docked near the shore. Located at the foot...

  • The End of Summer
    The End of Summer

    It's only late August, but I can already feel the autumn chill in the air. Here and there a few leaves are turning yellow and orange, and the mornings are crisp and clear. I love fall in Vermont. But I don't know if I'm ready to...

  • Scenes from the Little City of Vergennes
    Scenes from the Little City of Vergennes

    Vergennes is Vermont's oldest and smallest city. For a variety of reasons, I've grown incredibly fond of this community in recent years. Established in 1788, Vergennes is home to about 2,800 residents. It's located along Otter Creek, which winds from the city to Lake Champlain. The...

  • Evening in Weston
    Evening in Weston

    A quick note: Happy Vermont is celebrating its first anniversary today! Thanks for reading, subscribing and commenting. I love hearing from each and every one of you. **If you go: Map Old Parish Church ...