fourth of july weekend.

because the fourth fell on a wednesday this year, work gave us a super-long weekend so we made our way up to our favorite vacation spot in Newport, VT. the family's been going there for generations and honestly it is one of my most favorite places in the world.

it's a small town, not too much to do. but the air is fresh, I've never seen the grass greener and the sights are gorgeous. it's calming and simple.

we only stayed a few days, but we filled our days nicely. we made some super delicious food, including my favorite cilantro corn and lobster salad. we kayaked around Lake Memphremagog. we saw a rainbow. I had the best slice of blueberry apple crumble pie in the world. I met so many friendly dogs. we took long, leisurely walks. I watched the sunset on the dock with my parents. we saw fireworks. many moose tracks milkshakes were drunk. we saw a parade. and we checked out the annual chowderfest.

there was even a man on stilts.

of course, I'm forgetting a bunch of things at the moment because it's getting a bit late here and I still have to prep for work tomorrow.


earlier this morning, before we left, we went raspberry picking. 

of course, it isn't a fourth of july without fireworks. 

 and if you didn't get any fireworks love this year (or just want a bit more...) I made a video with my handy iPhone...enjoy!


hope you all had a fun weekend.
 p.s. a very unexpected but liberating thing about our getaway was the complete lack of internet, hence hardly any actual updates from the past few days. good thing I posted my Five Things in advance!

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

fourth of july weekend.

because the fourth fell on a wednesday this year, work gave us a super-long weekend so we made our way up to our favorite vacation spot in Newport, VT. the family's been going there for generations and honestly it is one of my most favorite places in the world.

it's a small town, not too much to do. but the air is fresh, I've never seen the grass greener and the sights are gorgeous. it's calming and simple.

we only stayed a few days, but we filled our days nicely. we made some super delicious food, including my favorite cilantro corn and lobster salad. we kayaked around Lake Memphremagog. we saw a rainbow. I had the best slice of blueberry apple crumble pie in the world. I met so many friendly dogs. we took long, leisurely walks. I watched the sunset on the dock with my parents. we saw fireworks. many moose tracks milkshakes were drunk. we saw a parade. and we checked out the annual chowderfest.

there was even a man on stilts.

of course, I'm forgetting a bunch of things at the moment because it's getting a bit late here and I still have to prep for work tomorrow.


earlier this morning, before we left, we went raspberry picking. 

of course, it isn't a fourth of july without fireworks. 

 and if you didn't get any fireworks love this year (or just want a bit more...) I made a video with my handy iPhone...enjoy!


hope you all had a fun weekend.
 p.s. a very unexpected but liberating thing about our getaway was the complete lack of internet, hence hardly any actual updates from the past few days. good thing I posted my Five Things in advance!

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