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Travel Blogs from Amherst
The last few days have been mostly about driving, walking and downtime up on a Vermont mountaintop. Lots of pictures with commentary in this post. I did a lot of pulling over to the side of the road and jumping out for photo opportunities.
We spent one day poking around the different neighborhoods of Portland before heading to the far north. I've spent time in Portland twice, both times in late fall, and both times ...
... crepes (Lamb Merguez sausage...yum).
Cate and I then took our combined 3 dogs (Stormy, Cinnamon and Addie) for a beautiful hike in a local conservation area. Stormy, the fierce Chihuahua, did his level best to put Addie in her place, attempts which were mostly ignored. A good time was had by all.
Tomorrow I visit WEBS, the yarn mecca in this neck of the woods, then we head east and south towards Mystic, CT.
... with mole waiting for us, we got to see the final placement of the mosaic we helped put together in 2011.
Back then, we had the greatest opportunity to help Michelle and Tony put together a Mosaic for their home. Our "workshop" was in Tony's beautiful family home in Truro on Cape Cod. The house is aptly named "Xanadu". Their private driveway has signs up the hill with the first verse of Coleridge's poem ("In Xanadu did Kubla Khan, a stately ...
Debbie and I have talked on the phone from time to time, over the 36 years since we got out of the Air Force in 1978 but... I never thought I'd find myself just 70 miles from her home in Massachusetts!!! She was SO SURPRISED when I called her and asked if we could stop by for a visit!! Spending time with her was absolutely one of my favorite experiences on our ...
... our lunch, better than sitting in the car. Their restrooms were the first we have come across that have dual flush systems and there were even fresh flowers in the ladies restroom.
Continued on westward going between route 2 and 2A which sometimes were the same road. We made an unscheduled stop at a small town called Quabbin as Wes was quite tired. They put a lot of thought into naming their streets (see photo).
The cloud was getting lower and the light ...
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