Sunday, November 05, 2006

Getting Away, Vermont Style

Sometimes, a person just has to get away. There has been a great deal going on here recently, lots of stress, and lots of little things to drive me crazy. And suddenly, a hole emerged, a rift in both my schedule and Denelle’s schedule, 3 days (maybe 2.5 days) with no real obligations. And we jumped on the opportunity.

As suddenly as we realized that the opportunity existed, we were hoping in the car, heading to Burlington, Vermont. I hadn’t been to Vermont since I was a kid, and Denelle had never been there. But there was no real reason to head to the city, just a rumor of beautiful scenery and a laidback city that was not to be missed.

I have to say, Vermont did not disappoint. It’s a beautiful state, with a tremendous balance of mountains and lakes that is a treat for the eyes. Whereas Rochester has already become grey and cold, Vermont was bright and crisp, with a natural beauty carefully preserved by a conscientious state population.

And the attitude Burlington was great as well. I’m not sure I have the words to describe it, but Burlington was warm, welcoming, and friendly. The pace of life was completely different in Burlington, whether driving around the farms, taking the tour at the Ben & Jerry's plant, or walking on the pedestrian-only shopping street.

But the real treat was spending the time with Denelle. I have no idea where our relationship is heading, whether towards a great friendship or a lifelong love, but I do know that time I’m about as happy as I can be when I’m spending time with her. And it doesn’t get any better than that.

Yeah, we rushed around a ton, spending half of our very short vacation driving. But I must admit I feel a million times better having taken the vacation, and wouldn’t trade it for the world. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Posted by Scottage at 11:49 PM / | |