Monday, August 17, 2009

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Here was the scene last Saturday morning. I always pack the morning we leave because I have to work the day before. Sometimes packing is more difficult than it is other times. Sometimes I have to extract many creatures from my bag. Like this one:

And this one:

And this one:

We did eventually get under way, and what I did mostly was to stare dreamily at beautiful Symes Pond and knit. To spare you from the billion pictures I'll break up my posts into everything Vermonty that was not knitty and everything that was. This is the everything that was not knitty.

Obligatory dramatic Symes Pond picture:

(those are my fishermen)

Beautiful evening shot of Junior Fisherman:

Here were the highlights of the trip for Gus (other than the fishing, which he loves). We took a trip to Littleton, New Hampshire, which is a charming town and home of Chutters, home of the longest candy counter in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Here is one happy kid:
We didn't even know this wondrous place existed when we hit town - we just happened to walk by.

We did a lot of our local shopping at the East Barnet General Store. One night, Gus said, "You should buy a lottery ticket!" (they were prominently displayed on the counter.) I said, "Okay - which one?" He picked which game and I handed him the ticket. Well, this creature is not named Gus for nothing! Our Gus won $20. Here he is proudly displaying his winnings:
(This picture cracks me up, for obvious reasons. Please note "This is my Happy Shirt", $20 FREE money winnings, AND extremely sour expression - he really was happy, just fed up momentarily with his crazy shutterbug mother...)

Now some random, pleasing images. This is from the Topic Of The Town Restaurant, also in Littleton. I love this picture:

Here is a field of sunflowers we drove by. A sunflower farm, which has to be one of the most pleasing things in the world:

Final wonderful shot of the Pond. Sigh......


Blogger Marfa's Mewsings said...

Divine One,

Love the photos & play-by-play. Sounds like a fantastic trip!


6:22 PM  
Blogger Twice Knit said...

They're all nice, but the last photo is breathtaking.

10:51 AM  

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