Monday, October 14, 2013

Weekend in Vermont

We had a wonderful, fun-filled weekend with Mom - and gorgeous weather and beautiful foliage to boot.

On Friday Mom completed a 17-mile Long Trail hike from Lincoln Gap to Middlebury Gap.  Go Mom!  That was a long day for her, and we met her near the end of it.  Now Dad has completed the entire Long Trail, between doing the northern section himself and Mom and I carrying his ashes on the southern section.  A special way to finish the Long Trail, for all of us.

Saturday evening we had a make-your-own-(delicious!)-pizza supper at Carmen and Steve's house.  It was great to see them and their kids Catherine and Michael again.  It has been over 5 years and the other side of the US since we got together at their previous home in Hilo, HI.  Thank you Carmen and Steve for a delightful evening!

On Sunday we took a tour of a local farm that sells milk to Cabot Creamery, and Renee got to meet some calves:

Then we drove over to Little River State Park to admire the foliage and take a walk up the hill.  I finally managed a few photos of the amazing color we have been gawking at lately:

Yay for a beautiful day and good company!

John took the Hedgehog option...

Renee wondering why I keep stopping:

We had a bit of excitement when I somehow managed to drop the car key somewhere along the trail.  We searched for it all the way back down, but luckily someone else had found it and left it with the car.  Phew!

Back to the sightseeing, no more drama.

The views from the dam at the Waterbury Reservoir were also really nice:

An excellent day to be outdoors:

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!  I just love this photo from Afghanistan (they met and married in the Peace Corps):

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