Believing that people are inherently good

November 10, 2021

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The news is too filled with all the bad things that people do to each other. I know that focus on bad behavior is what gives views on social media and that is what sells newspapers. Are people less civil than they used to be? Perhaps. I am ever the optimist though and truly believe […]

Continuing tales from the Pandemic

November 3, 2021

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It sure has been a long haul with this Pandemic as we enter Month 20. Things are looking up since we now have effective vaccines and we understand a lot more about Covid. But we still have a ways to go. Each of us deals with Covid risks in our own way, ranging from “it’s […]

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Road tripping in Vermont – Chester Fall Festival

October 27, 2021

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Saturday of our week in VT was the most fun day of the week for us as we attended the Chester Fall Festival in Chester, VT. It’s been held for 40 years and is very popular with local residents and visitors alike. It was a gorgeous fall day and we enjoyed the many vendors, farm […]

Road tripping in Vermont – Woodstock

October 20, 2021

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On Thursday of our week in VT we drove to Woodstock. It was a beautiful day and the drive alone was a feast for the eyes. We enjoyed going into the many shops. For lunch we bought some sandwiches and found a nice picnic table next to the stream that goes through the downtown area. […]

Road tripping in Vermont – First Chester visit

October 13, 2021

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On Friday of our week in Vermont we visited the quaint town of Chester. It’s has all the ingredients that make up a quintessential New England town. We enjoyed having coffee at their local cafe. We then enjoyed lunch on the front porch of the historic Fullerton Inn in the center of town. One shop […]

Roadtripping in Vermont – Sir Oliver, Sir Angus and Toby

October 6, 2021

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We brought our little friends, Sir Oliver, Sir Angus and Toby, along with us to Vermont. They wanted to get in on the fun. Not to be outdone by us, they also went hiking. Here they are in our Vermont place, getting ready for their big adventure. Toby was very concerned he might encounter a […]

Road tripping in Vermont – hiking and the Vermont Country Store

September 29, 2021

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So the Wednesday Vermont adventure involved hiking at Lowell Lake in Vermont. The hike around the pretty lake was nice, but it was especially interesting to come across this old cemetery. Not only did we know it was old because of the condition of the gravestones, but because several graves had Revolutionary War Medals on […]

Road tripping in Vermont – Windsor and Bennington

September 22, 2021

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So Mr. Ken and I had a fabulous time in the beautiful state of Vermont. We even enjoyed the 3 hour drive up. DAY 1 – WINDSOR VERMONT On Day 1, we took a road trip to Windsor, Vermont. the “birthplace of Vermont.” This is where the Constitution of Vermont was adopted in 1777. Talk […]

Planning a trip with Mr. Ken

September 15, 2021

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So Mr. Ken and I have decided to venture away from our house, where we have been “hiding” since the Pandemic started. Later this fall, we are going to Vermont! Vermont is one of our favorite places. When I plan a trip I Google things like: Best places to hike. Best places to walk. Best […]

The adventures of Sir Oliver

September 8, 2021

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Even though Mr. Ken and I have been stuck in the house for 20 months, our dear Sir Oliver has been busy with lots of adventures. Happy 2nd Birthday! It was two years ago September 4 when Sir Oliver joined us from Buckingham Palace. Here he is celebrating with a balloon and a cupcake. Gone […]