Fall Foliage II

Trip Start Oct 20, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

In honor of our one year anniversary, we wanted to go do another fall foliage trip (mirroring our first trip together, at approx this time last year).

We were excited!  We were also stressed!  We had to get up early, take the train to Newark, get our rental car, and then drive four hours.  I was in the middle of the hardest semester of my life (new internship, new classes, extra classes, a job as a research assistant), and Shaan was in the middle of his graduate school applications.  Our drive up had some tense moments.  A CD may have been thrown out the window.  We made it through just perfectly, though.

We were happy to see our Alexandra Bed & Breakfast and even happier to take a nap on the rug in front of the fire.  Retrospectively, that was one of the nicest parts of this trip--maybe even all of our trips.  We were able to fall asleep near each other and release many of our worries and tension.  We awoke, slowly, still near each other, and had a fresh start to the afternoon--and to our whole trip.

Also, on the drive up I realized I had left my knitting at home. Oops.  Shaan and I stopped at a Wal-Mart (eek) in the middle of rural Vermont so I could buy new yarn.  Before we went in, Shaan joked about being the only brown guy around for miles.  When I was in the bathroom,
Shaan claims (swears!  on his mother, he swears!) that an older white woman said to him "You don't like you're from around these here parts."  Did it really happen?  It's too perfect.  We'll never know.

After our nap, we drove into MA to get some Thai food (only in New England can you say so lackadaisically that you drove to a different state to get Thai food).  The food was good, the cute baby at our neighboring table was even better.  Back at the B&B, we had wine and exchanged anniversary presents.

Sunday we woke up and of course had breakfast.  We checked out (so soon!  too soon!) and did some hiking around some Bennington trails.  We also picked apples.  We were very New England.

We also stopped at Target on our way back into the city.  I swear, stopping at Target with a rental car is one of the BEST parts of our road trips out of NYC!

Happy Anniversary!
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