|September 20, 2010 – Rutland, Vermont – Iroquois Land Family Camping
We’ve spent the last several days here in Vermont enjoying some cool but dry weather and enjoying the state. Vermont is a beautiful state with lots of sweeping green lawns and fields with white houses and red barns. To be sure, not all the houses are white and not all of them have barns, but that is always the way I think of Vermont and is often what I see in Vermont. Plus it is fall and a lot of people decorate their homes and business for the fall season.
We have been visiting John’s family and taking drives in the beautiful Vermont countryside. The wonderful colors of autumn are just starting to show themselves. We drove “up the mountain” to Killington to see the changing colors and got a bonus in the way of “hay bale” sculptures. The Killington area is having a competition with all the sculptures made from hay bales. It was a fun drive as we tried to see all the sculptures and see the scenery on the mountain.
One day we had breakfast at the “Whistle Stop Café”. This is the Vermont Whistle Stop, not the one in the southern story. Great chow. It was once a railroad depot that became an antique store run by a former railroad man who loved trains. We also went to the famous Vermont Country Store which is always a hoot. The Vermont Country Store is known for having all those “old items” that you cannot find in any of the new department stores. Are you looking for old fashioned candy? They have Willbur Buds, Walnettos, and Chocolate-Covered Cream Drops, to name a few. Looking for Evening in Paris Perfume, they have it. Looking for Tangee lipstick that changes color depending on who wears it, they have that too. And they have all sorts of kitchen gadgets and clothing and bedding and who know what else. You just have to see it for yourself.
We have had a great time here, but we need to move on before John decides to move back here. Our next stop is Washington, DC.