I know this is crazy but I am almost packed for my Vermont trip and I'll be on my way in 3 weeks! It was sooooo hot and humid here Sunday and Monday I decided to get the packing done except for a few things! I'm ready to hit the road to Vermont!
My fall wreath is on the door and my mums are cascading down the front steps. Pumpkins are next!
Is anyone else starting to get the fever Put it out there
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
sharan: I am so excited for you! The cool weather came in this afternoon on a soft breeze and the temperature was dropping quickly. I hope you stay tuned on the forum and let us in on all the excitement that is building for you over the coming weeks and continue to ask away. You have some great questions and we love to answer them! Also, please continue to sign in during your trip!
shyu: Great news that you are coming to Vermont! You'll be in VT during a "prime" week! Let us know how your trip is going when you get here. Being from Cali, I am sure you are used to those great, sunny azure blue, cloudless skies and no humidity. Just wait till you add in some awesome foliage color on top of all that!
Carol (abby): My foliage Vermont partner in crime.... I can't wait to start our Thelma and Louise adventures on the farm! The two of us together can be quite over the top in our excitement! Your fever ain't goin' down any time soon, as long as I am around!
I guess I am addicted to Sugar Maple. As you folks know, Vermont has the most concentration of sugar maple in the world. It doesn't hurt that Vermont is such a beautiful place. That's why every few years, I must answer the call and make my long, long journey back.
P.S. Remind me not to wear flip flops anymore on an early morning walk. Could have used gloves too! BRRRRR! What a sparkling, autumn day today! The colors should really be moving along soon! Spending the day in the north of the state visiting farms and enjoying back roads! Time for pumpkins, gourds, and apple picking!
FEVER IS RISING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From October 1 to 4, I will be base on Burlington. I figure I can take 89 every morning before sunrise, quickly branch off to Highway 100 North and south, 108, 12, 14, 15, 2, 5, 5A, 16, 114, 232, 302. . .then get lost blissfully on all the back roads. At night, I plan to spend time at University of Vermont Library and hope to use their computer to read foliage updates from you ladies/gentlemen on this forum.
From October 5 to 8, I will move south and base on Woodstock. From there, I am closer to explore the GAP roads, Warren, Waitesfield, Killington, Barnard, Pomfret, and Strafford, Turnbridge, Orange. . .I am familiar with all points south of Highway 4 (Why? Because I came 2nd week of October in my past 4 visits). This year I decided to come earlier. I want to concentrate my limited time to all points north of highway 4.
What If my plan doesn't pan out 100 percent (like 2010 due to storm)? No problem, it just gives me an executes to come back. Believe me, even in 2010, I managed to crank out hundreads of pictures to show folks back home.
I'm packed and ready to leave in less than 2 weeks! I just can't wait to cross the border into Vermont! I love stopping at the VT Welcome Center in Guilford and the one just when you get going on 89 (Sharon?). The employees at both are great, the places are spotless and there is soooo much info, maps, flyers, brochures, etc. I feel like I am truly starting my foliage vacation when I make these my first and second stops until I get to my inn!
The first day of autumn is now just a week from this Sunday! Hope you all are getting excited for your VT foliage adventures!
Let the fun begin!