Monday, July 17, 2006

Home again...

finally! I love Vermont, love being there, but my own bed has much to recommend it!

I had hoped to update more often while there, but we packed so much into the days we had that getting 5 or 6 hours sleep was hard to do; some nights it was only 4. I will give more detail in the coming days...with photos...

We ate in the car on the way home, rather than stopping, to try and make up some of the time we lost on Saturday as we "shopped" our way out of Vermont, trying to find a last few items for the grandkids and such. I drove 'til 1AM Sunday and made the "halfway" point, between Cleveland and Columbus when we stopped. Up at 8, out the door by 9, and after the time change we rolled into our driveway a few minutes after 9 last night. An offer of pizza got Bill and Laura to pick Angel up at my sisters and save us trying to pick her up before bed time or having to wait until tonight, so we unpacked and I started doing laundry.

The whole time we were there, people were complaining about the heat; it was in the upper 80's and low 90's. Right now, it's 96 and the heat index is 103; they're predicting 101 this afternoon!

I miss the Green Mountains!



puhpaul said...

Welcome back Alan. I'm glad you guys had such a good time, but I know what you mean about sleeping in your own bed.


MB said...

Oh, welcome home! I have missed you.

Heidi said...

Welcome back Alan..Were going through out own heat wave as well in Canada..ugh.

Jon-Marc said...

Hey Alan,

Ric and I may be going to Vermont this weekend. Any suggestions???

ConnieJane said...

Glad to have you home safe and sound!

Can't wait to hear more about your vacation!!!

Nancy said...

Glad you are back home safe and sound Alan. Can't wait to see/hear more about your trip.

I just heard the guy on the radio ask what is up with the weather. Usually this heat is reserved for August and September. It is summer and the heat sucks no matter when or where!

Hope you catch up on your sleep!


alan said...

Jon-Marc; if you can Google the Bennington Museum to get their hours, they are in southern Vermont and have a Rembrandt exhibit going on right now, along with the rest of their wonderful museum.

If cityscape interests you, Burlington is awfully nice, especially the downtown area and waterfront. Sailing cruises, kayak or sailboat rental, a public beach, lots of cool stuff going on especially in the summer months.

To the northeast there is St. Johnsbury, a gorgeous "old city" with the Fairbanks Museum, and the St. Johnsbury Atheneum (a library and art gallery contributed by another Fairbanks decendant).

I promise you that no matter where you drive in the Green Mountains, it will be one of the most beautiful places you've ever seen.

If you plan on being outside in the late afternoon, some kind of insect repellant is advisable, they've a pretty good crop of mosquitoes this year from all the rain!



Barbara said...

Welcome back Alan! I too love the beauty of Vermont and I can't wait to see the photos of your trip.

sjobs said...

Welcome ome friend. It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

I can hardly wait to see the pictures.....

Love ya,


Patricia said...

welcome home. dorothy was right. there's no place like home.

Hawaiianmark said...

Good deal. Sounds like it was killer trip.

Look forward to the pix.

Glad all your travels were safe.


cherish said...


I am very happy you had a great time!

Von Krankipantzen said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip but there is nothing like your own bed.