Saturday, September 27, 2008

Vermont in the Afternoon

This day did not end with the farm...afterward we came home, had some lunch and drove to Bennington, VT. It is a short trip. One that i have been wanting to go on for awhile. All i was waiting on was the leaves. Finally they are changing and are really pretty and i wanted to see them from the top of the Bennington Battle Monument.
It is very very tall....it was fun to stand right next to it and look straight up. It makes you a little dizzy! :o) Chris was enjoying it from many angles, including lying on the ground.

The views from the top were breathtaking. You can see three states and mountain ranges from up there...New York, Mass and Vermont. I was not let down by the colors. This probably is not the peak for color but i did not want to miss the chance to go.
The tower there is a memorial to Revolutionary war soldiers and battles in the area. So of course there was a soldier to take your picture with. The kids hammed it up appropriately.

Our final stop was a old,old very old cemetery down the road from the memorial. Where the poet Robert Frost was buried. The street there is lined with beautifully colored trees and the homes are the homes i dream about. There was a empty lot...it would be perfect for a home...a girl can dream right? By the end of this day...swimming lessons, the market, the farm and then Vermont we were all exhausted. A early night was had by all!
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5 comments:

Colleen said...

What a busy day! Did you take a picture of Robert Frost's grave? The fall color looks beautiful. Not much is turning down here.

Grammie/Mom said...

Wow!! A whole lot of fun all in one day! I'm glad you got to go up in the tower before you left. And seeing the colors--cool. We have some trees turning, some losing their leaves already and some still very green. I think it's going to be a colorful fall. The kids seemed to have fun in all their activities today.

Leslie said...

i did col...would you like to see it?

MaryMary said...

Leslie went to a cemetary? That's odd. ;) Remember how many your drug us to in Scotland? :) I am soooo jealous about vermont btw. Because we have Aspen trees here, our fall consists of two weeks of yellow trees with a bit of orange if you drive around for awile. Vermont in the fall...sounds delightful!

Colleen said...

Yes, please.

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