Monday, July 16, 2012
Weekend in Vermont
for sale and was taken while driving south on Rt 91 to Brattleboro, VT during a sunrise. This past weekend, I got to sleep twice in my minivan, got less than 5 hrs of sleep 3 days in a row, and spent the weekend driving around and photographing Vermont with my son, bro, and sis. Seeing mountain ranges that span so far you have to turn your head, and literally being so far out cell phones are useless has to be the most exhilarating experience. There was as much in the grand views, as the simple fragile landscapes with red rotting barns in the valley of green mountains that summons rivers to parade to the sea. Witnessing how expansive the rivers are and how far they span, is truly remarkable. Even a relitively dry river ways create rocky open caverns to show evidence of it's power during the spring. Driving across narrow roads placed on dams, and be scared is such a great thing. The Brattleborough's farmer's market brought out the best artists in all arenas (bakery, soap making, farmers, jewelry makers...) and have musicians playing an instrument in the square then seeing the same musicians play different instruments downtown in the same day. We secured unfrozen meats and seafood from the local butcher and fishmonger, and tossed them on a fiery grill. I've never been so fascinated by the sound of sizzling meat! The flame did most of the work, we just sat and watched the show. My taste buds were handing out first place ribbons to the wild salmon + hanger steak! These experiences can't be found in a book, on the web, or within 4 walls. They can only be found in the wild.