Sunday, August 29, 2010

In Which It Rains During the Only Days Off I Had.....

When I first got my job at the Blueberry Farm early in the summer, I joked with The Boy™ that because I was working outside that it wouldn't rain all summer. I never dreamed that would actually be the case. It rained a few times during the summer, mostly on days I had off, or at night. One day early in July I had the day off of work due to rain, and one day in early August I got to leave early due to rain. Those were the only two work days affected.

I stopped working at the farm on August 20th, which was a Friday, and had to be back at work for the start of school on the following Thursday. Saturday we had our trip to Quechee Gorge, and on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday it rained. On the first day I was kind of enamored by it. We needed the rain, I needed a day to get some inside stuff done. It was a nice change from hot and sunny. Then it kept on raining and I was a lot less happy. My lawn needed to be mowed. My hedges needed to be trimmed (only for the 2nd time all summer.. very strange!). My gardens are weedy and over grown.

Of course, Thursday and Friday were gorgeous, as it goes, but so was the weekend. I was able to get the lawn mowed, and the hedges done on Saturday and the yard looks 80% better. The weeding will have to wait until the heat wave ebbs.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

An End Of Summer Road Trip

Having worked all summer long, I wanted to take a family road trip before going back to school. I didn't know where I wanted to go, or what I wanted to do, but it had to be something we'd never done, and not too far away. One of my friends had mentioned Quechee Gorge in Vermont, and I remembered that as I was Googling local attractions and looked it up. I read about a Gorge, a Village and a Brewery not that far away, and I was sold.

It was only about an hour and 45 minutes away, and I can't believe it took us this long to go visit and explore.  We went to the Harpoon Brewery for lunch, then decided to hit the Village before the Gorge. We visited an antique mall that boasted a Toy Museum that had toys from every age on display (and was soooooooo very cool), several very cool stores, including one by the Cabot Farms dairy people, and had home made ice cream. After that, we continued on the Gorge. This picture was looking down one way from the bridge.