Saturday, November 29, 2008

Guilford, Vermont

The Vermont Welcome Center, approximately 5 miles over the border from Massachusetts, is almost a destination in itself. We stop there every time we visit Vermont, and I always come away with a bagful of maps, brochures,Vermont magazines and a cup of Green Mountain coffee. For someone like me, who stays pretty much with outdoor attractions, this is one opportunity to see local Vermont art on display. Large painted wall murals depicting rural scenes is the backdrop for the displays of Vermont crafts, furniture, pottery and clothing. There is an outside display of small vintage farm equipment, and of course, a place to walk Fido. On this most recent trip there was quite a northern chill in the air and even a few flurries swirling down from the sky. A hot cup of coffee and another bag of free maps is just what I needed.

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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.