Road Trip to Burlington, Vermont

Wayne and I took a road trip to visit with some friends who live in Richmond, Vermont. We spent the afternoon in Burlington where I lived for three years while in graduate school in the 1990s. It’s hard to believe that it’s been twenty years since I was last there! Wayne also went to University of Vermont and managed, then co-owned a legendary restaurant (to Burlington and Portland, Maine locals), Carbur’s. We did not ride in the play VW Bus pictured above which was at Ben & Jerry’s in downtown Burlington.

The Vermont foliage wasn’t peaking the way it is in Maine and parts of New Hampshire, but we saw so many beautiful and interesting things:

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Fall Foliage Drive to New Hampshire

Finally we have some spectacular foliage! Wayne and I took the scenic route to Ossipee, New Hampshire where we had breakfast at a local diner. It rained on the way over but the sun came through on our way home. Here are some of the colorful sights from our drive.

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A Vintage Inspired Yacht Being Built By Hand!

(Originally published 1/22/2017 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.)  Today I have a guest post from Wayne (the words are his, the pics, mine). We went to visit his friend Dave in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he is building a vintage inspired 32 foot wooden Lobster Yacht named “Calidris.” He’s building it by himself, by hand. Wayne has built, with help from the team he supervised, over twenty yachts during the course of his career and is happy to offer some advice to his friend. I was very inspired by Dave and his dedication to making his dream come to life. Enjoy!

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