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!
Amanda! I LOVE YOUR BLOG! It’s so inspiring and upbeat; it makes my day every time I open it up. Thank you for all the time and effort you spend to help us keep up with you and Tim and all your adventures!
Thanks Terri! It means a lot that you’re enjoying our adventures along with us :)
Enjoy your blog and I site into your adventures
Vermont looks gorgeous! Love the airstream bday card and your blog inspiration!
Vermont is gorgeous, although I feel like we weren’t the best Vermont ambassadors since I didn’t even get a single photo of a covered bridge!
Sure looks like you’ve had a wonderful time from your fun photos! That Airstream b-day card is adorable. Hope you’re going to frame that one. :-) We always love returning home for a visit, but it’s also always over-the-top with social events. Fun, but crazy. We’re in the midst of it right now before heading cross country again….
Yup, over-the-top social events is the prefect description. Which makes for a fun visit, but doesn’t bode well for getting things done! Enjoy your time at home :)
I LOVE Vermont too. One of our favorite places is Winnhall Brook COE. Sure would like to have had some of that great looking cake. Love me some peanut butter. Hope they put some peanut butter cups on top. Happy Birthday Tim!
I don’t know that campground. I grew up near Burlington and then we lived near Stowe for ten years so southern VT was never really on the radar. It sounds nice though. Maybe next year we’ll have time to check it out. The cake was amazing! And yes, I did add some crumbled peanut butter cups to the top.
A state we are really looking forward to seeing in our future Spring or Fall travels! Looks like good times for everyone – yummy cake and adorable cards :-) Love the pets!!
You should definitely put Vermont on your travel list. I feel like I didn’t do a very good job of showing off some of VT’s most famous sites (Lake Champlain, Mt. Mansfield, B & J, etc), but trust me when I say that it has a lot to offer. In my opinion fall is a better time to visit then spring because winter likes to stick around for an extra long time in these parts :)