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beth schultz

6 hours for me but still a favorite destination! Great company only makes it better, so glad you had a wonderful time on your girls weekend!
I am interested in the sampler you posted because that is my maiden name! I am curious what the sampler says and where it is from. Do you happen to have a full pic or do you think Meleen would send one to me. So little info on my Dad's side,I am always grateful for a piece of history to help us figure it out. (Besides, I LOVE samplers anyway!) Thanks!

karen on bainbridge island

Autumn in Vermont...what could be more "autumny" than that? Zinnias, and mums and all the rest of Vermont's natural beauty. One of my favorite vacation destinations.

Surely that sweet puppy could have hidden away in your weekend bag and made a little trip to NY? Oh so cute.

Troy Louise

What a splendid time you must have had. Lovely pics of Vermont. I would love to visit sometime. We have a new puppy. He's so cute, but is he ever a handful. Happy Monday!

Tammy Gilley

Fun, fun. Where's that puppy?!


Oh yes! Vermont! My sister lives in Vermont and I LOVE visiting... don't get there often enough. You are lucky to be so close. Beautiful photos! Glad you had fun!

Judy Elwood

What beautiful pictures. It mut have been wonderful! Thanks for sharing.


oh charlotte, thank you! so glad you loved vermont as much as i do! now we have to plan the next adventure!!
xo, meleen

Nandini b

The cosmos remind me of my grandmother. She always planted a big batch of them near the pear and apple trees. Thank you for sharing your trip with us. I've always wanted to visit, if not live in, Vermont. And they had out puppies to boot! :)

sharon from sharon stanley writes

Oh my goodness it looks like just my kind of place! Lucky lucky you...fall is the best, and spending it with creative friends in a beautiful location sounds perfect. So much enjoyed your pics.


I visited New England 30 years ago and I loved Vermont. The white church spires and the gorgeous leave left a huge impression on me. How could you resist that puppy?!! Adorable!


22 yrs ago I chose Vermont and New England as our honeymoon destination...only wish it wasn't the muddy season we had to go in, but still LOVED it. The charm, the little villages, covered bridges, the nature...wish I could return for an Autumn visit.


What a gorgeous spot! Thanks for sharing the photos.


good times!

Carol Casey

What a wonderful way to spend early Autumn, and with the best of company as well. The photos are lovely, thank you for sharing with this Texas girl who dreams of a real Autumn.




Serious? You actually left without that fluff muffin? BTW where exactly were you in the photos? I'm a Vermonter now living in NY but we are planning to relo back there sometime. We were more North, tho.

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