September 20, 2013

September 12, 2013

Dorset Quarry

On a hot, balmy September day in Vermont, when you and your friends have nothing better to do, why not head to the local swimming hole to cool off? In a town not far from where I live, we found the Dorset Quarry, which is not only America's oldest marble quarry, but is also in the town where the first notions of a state of Vermont were sprung from the mind grapes of those who wished neither to live in New York or New Hampshire in 1776. The creation of Vermont's Constitution in 1791 welcomed this little slice of heaven into the union as the 14th state. 

Either way, Dorset Quarry (no longer a working quarry since it is filled in with spring water) seems to be THE spot to hit up on a hot, lazy day. And the spot for crazy kids to go and do scary flips off of. I'm not entirely in to doing the nutty flips or even taking a plunge from higher than ten feet, but it's always fun to watch other people cheat death.

However, this fearless, bearded man loves it.

I hung back from all the gut-wrenching excitement to take pictures of my feet.

My friend Nessa was there too. She came up from Boston to enjoy our new house for a couple of days. Actually, Nessa and I are on our way to California soon!

We finished off the day with some Ben and Jerry's ice cream, several rounds of beer pong in the front yard, then card games by candle light after a thunderstorm killed our power for the night. Typical Vermont shenanigans.

September 6, 2013

Home, Vermont

It's official: I have moved to Vermont! It's rural madness! I really never thought of Vermont as a place I would move, but I suppose this particular house, town, and county falls well within my territorial purview. Yes indeed-y, I have planted myself down a dirt road many miles from anything that could possibly be called "urban". Seems appropriate for me.

Behold some of the delicious details of our home:

This house is easily the most inspiring and beautiful space that I have ever had the luck of calling home (sorry Mom and Dad!!). There are a lot more exciting gems to come (wait until you see the kitchen!), and I don't want to blow my photo load in one place. Hopefully the next post will contain a tad less braggadocio... But don't count on it!