Sunday, October 5 —
With nighttime temperatures consistently in the 40s now, it’s time to think about heading south. Mornings are definitely chilly in Charley until we get the furnace kicking off a little bit of heat, and, having hit peak fall color in the way north (near the Canadian border) we are now hoping to chase it south for as long as we can.
So goodbye northern New England and hello warmer coastal New England!
Over the weekend we had another delightful visit with Pam and Stan at their home in central Vermont, and once again, they gave us a real sense of ‘home’ for which we will be forever grateful. Fires in the fireplace, more of Stan’s cosmopolitans, a dinner party with friends on Friday night, a chili cook-off Saturday on the village green in Woodstock, turkey dinner at the Pomfret (pop. 997) Town Hall on Saturday night that brought 300 people out in spite of the rain, Fall Foliage Breakfast in Barnard (pop. 958) at the Town Hall Sunday morning that brought everyone out again – it was local Vermont homespun goodness at its very best!
We will spend the next three nights outside Boston where we plan to stretch our legs around Walden Pond. And nearby is Minute Man National Historical Park where ‘the shot heard ’round the world’ was fired and the Revolutionary War was begun. I’ll post about these two places in the coming couple of days and we will keep moving south now for a while, but with all of our new friends’ help, we said goodbye to Vermont in fine style this past weekend.
Thank you, once again, Pam and Stan, for your most gracious hospitality. We look forward to seeing you on the road early next year! xo