Showing posts from July, 2017

Summer Time, and We're Inside Hiding from It

July 31st. We're into the meat of the summer and our plate is full of... boring stuff that does not involve swimming, trips to the beach, hiking, biking, ice cream, or anything that makes the most out of these precious few warm months.

I believe we are failing at summer.

We haven't even done as much garage saleing as we normally do. Both Best Guy and I have been filling most of our weekends up with various other engagements, and most of our money and vacation days are being saved up for our UK Honeymoon.

Oh, did I mention we're considering the overseas trip a honeymoon now? We are.


The first few days will be dedicated to the festival BG's band is playing in, but that ends Sunday and we're not leaving until the following Friday/Saturday. So the rest of the time is ours. We've got a loose plan sketched out that we'll finalize a bit as we get closer. But there will definitely be exploration of castles, henges, tors, and cliffs.

There was also this a cou…

Project 251: Boldly Going to Nowheresville, VT

Last week, we decided it was time to knock off some of the most difficult towns in our 251 Project. We made an entire weekend out of it: we took off to Newport after work Friday night to spend the weekend at my Mom's. From there, we spent all of Saturday tooling around the most sparsely populated section of Vermont. We managed a new record for towns visited in one day: 16. On Sunday, we headed back home and knocked a few more towns off on the way. We passed the halfway point of our adventure, got another corner piece, and visited a whopping 20 towns in one weekend.

Oh, and on Sunday after we got home and had lunch we bought a new car.


We got rid of Veronica the Ford as she wasn't going to hold out much longer anyway. I am inheriting Best Guy's old car (who has informed me his name is Bob), and BG is using the brand spanking new fully electric car as his main commuting vehicle. Because of its 100-mile charging radius we probably won't use the as yet unn…

Freedom Adventure

Yesterday was Independence Day. It was also a beautiful summer day in Vermont. We have had far too few of those this season so far. We've had rain more days in June than not, and someone told me last week saw four inches of rain in just a couple days.

So, to have some blue sky and warm temperatures meant we had to get outside. We found a nice little hiking trail around a pond not too far from us, and spent a couple hours hiking. It was stunning. And very muddy in more than a few places. But overall, it was wonderful to be outside.

Would you like some pictures? Okay, but they're in no particular order. 😉