Well that went by fast! I can’t believe our four weeks in Vermont came and went already. We arrived with a long list of people to visit, things to see, and projects to complete around the house, and while our success rate on the latter two was only so-so (house project blog post coming soon) we did pretty good on the visiting part. Which is really what this month was all about, so all in all I would call it a success.
Returning to our former home after spending so much time away is a strange thing. One one hand, it was nice to be back on familiar turf — no need to look up directions to the grocery store or search Google for restaurant recommendations — on the other hand, it was a little too easy. Without the pull to seek out and explore new places I could almost feel us slipping back into the rut that we set out to escape when we began this lifestyle.
That said, I will always love Vermont, and of course, the people that make it so special. Three plus years is a long time to be away, and it was pretty amazing how we jumped back into hanging out with our old friends like no time had passed (except all their kids are huge now). We almost extended our stay another week or two because we were having so much fun, but with campgrounds closing for the year and the weather starting to turn more fall-like, that’s our cue to head south.
See you next year Vermont!