S: 2011: Half a Century of Loving These...
BC: Thank you to my wonderful husband who planned this surprise occasion. My storehouse is full. of colorful memories.. I love you - Leah
FC: Celebration | Celebrating Half a Century... October 2011
1: October 2010 I turned 50! YIKES- that's what the signage is all about. Jeff planned a trip to Vermont in celebration. there was a twist... we were not going alone!
2: We were booked on a flight from Baltimore into Manchester, New Hampshire with Joanie & Martin who surprised me at the airport. Signs and all - Ok, looks like she's calmed down now. Whew, we dodged a bullet there. (at half a century, tho, it was a good thing there was a defibulator nearby) Half a Century Ain't Old...For An Oak Tree!
4: Thursday October 13 2010 we landed in Manchester, N.H. where we spent the night after meeting "Pamela" on the plane. She was quite colorful and it became an expression we validated every thing with. Friday morning we ate at D & R Diner and had delicious pancakes with maple syrup. next stop...Hancock where an interesting road side x-mas shoppe caught my eye...
5: Look what we found inside. Fits huh! | It rained on us a bit but we ducked into a cheese shop and had some lunch plus sampled cheese.
6: Climbed the spiral to the bell pull and got a view too! Temperature on this day was about 57 and damp - thankful to have a jacket and long sleeves and pockets for my hands.
7: Driving through the country looking for color...this year we arrived a bit late but saw some beautiful sites anyway.
8: Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down in Hancock, Vermont.
9: We visited a Bed & Breakfast in Hancock and the innkeepers allowed us to tour a bedroom which was painted by Rufus Porter! He painted primitive murals in the 18th century. Born in Maine he traveled from Main to Virginia painting in taverns and inns. | A Rufus Porter piece
10: Friday pm October 14th arrived at the Marble Edge Motel. Saturday am. found us in "Jay's" dining room | When Jay discovered we were going to town for breakfast, she wanted to know why we did not want "her" breakfast. We stayed and it was lovely
12: On Saturday, we drove to Dorset we antiqued and had Duncan Donuts and cider then we ate at ken's Pizza and walked the church Street Mall up in Burlington, VT where we drove up to spend the night. We worshipped with the church there on Sunday
13: Lunch at Little Rooster's takes patience since there is always a line. Probably because the apple pie is sooo good! Wanna taste it? Go ahead have some.. This cafe is in Manchester, VT.
14: The Shelburne Museum was a favorite. This is part of the circus exhibit they house. Jeff and Martin outside the museum enjoying the warmth of the autumn sun, and the colors.
15: Fall is here!
16: Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) was a pioneering collector of American folk art and founded Shelburne Museum in 1947. The daughter of H.O. and Louisine Havemeyer, important collectors of European and Asian art, she exercised an independent eye and passion for art, artifacts, and architecture celebrating a distinctly American aesthetic
21: Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus
22: More novelties at the Shelburne Museum
23: Ornamental Cherry in Shelburne Museaum's Garden
24: Saturday October 15 Visited the Equinox Hotel in Manchester VT. This is the view from the Hotel. Jeff and I had a convention here and stayed as guests the first time we came to Vermont.
25: Thanks Jeff, we had a really wonderful time. When can we go back? Joanie & Martin
26: Nature gives to every season, a beauty all its own. - Charles Dickens | Just outside the Equinox in Manchester
28: Leaf peeping can wear a person out...Enough of the quiet riding pull up and fill up! Vermont is home to Dunkin Doughnuts
29: pumpkin doughnuts and hot bittered cider can recharge a battery.
30: Sunday after church we had lunch with our friends from Milton, VT. Retro Appollo Diner in Burlington, VT near Milton.
31: Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
32: Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus
34: Justin Morgan Had a Horse is the name of a children's book. This is a museum dedicated to the Morgan Horse Bred.
36: A Fall Shower is coming!
38: The Round Barn at the Shelburn Museum could have sheltered Morgan Horses but the Morgan horse came along after these barns popularity. This one contained the carousel animals and items from the museum
41: Fall is here!
42: Lunch at Simon Pearce Restaurant and Glass Blowing Factory in Quechee Vermont ,