Monday, October 13, 2008

Destination: Duck Pond Rd., Lower Waterford, VT.

Duck Pond Road, in Lower Waterford, is like many Vermont roads, it starts out paved but eventually the pavement runs out and becomes something like packed dirt. Where this road ends is a mystery to me, but on every trip north we make time to visit this pond and enjoy some authentic back road solitude. I always walk along the road from one end of the pond to the other so I can enjoy the view, and to remind myself that my feet are firmly planted on a woodsy back road that's more than 200 miles north of my own neighborhood. The air was cool enough for us to feel that fall is definitely in the air, and best of all, was the deep pine smell that I've come to associate with the Northeast Kingdom.

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Hi, and welcome to my blog! In my working life I'm a cook, and in my personal life I'm married and have two daughters, plus a Chihuahua named Minnie. I am also a culinary school graduate with a degree in pastry arts. When I have a day off the first thing I think about is getting my camera and hitting the road. I've always loved road trips and I've been carrying a camera since I got a 110 Instamatic for my birthday when I was a kid. So, we get in the car and travel all over seeking out new back roads and new places to visit. At least twice a year we head up to the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont and take in some of the best scenery New England has to offer, and we get to New Hampshire, too. We also do some shorter trips to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and sometimes even New York state (although it's not in New England) and once in a blue moon, we get to Maine. When I'm not on the road I'm right here at home reading, writing, watching some classic television like Andy Griffith, or Minnie and I are out strolling in the cemeteries enjoying the art and remembering the people.