Why It's Nice to Visit Vermont: The Green Mountain State

"When I was in high school I moved from the big city to a tiny village of 500 people in Vermont. It was like The Waltons!" ~Daphne Zuniga

I lived in Vermont until I finished my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education.  I left when I was 24 years old and moved to Virginia.  I return at least two times a year to visit family including my 93 year old grandmother :)  I love the lush green mountains and the seasons.  I love visiting when there is a big snow storm!  It's fun sitting in front of a fireplace watching the snow fall drinking hot chocolate, but driving on icy roads and getting bundled up - NOT so much!

My grandmother and I:

Pano (1 of 1)-390View from a Condo in Smuggler's Notch ski resort about 3 years ago:

Vt1While in Vermont I had many friends and family to visit fortunately I made it down to Church Street and the Burlington waterfront which I think is stunning this time of year.  

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Pano (1 of 1)-415Here is Church Street a few weeks before Christmas this past year:

Cs1A view of downtown Burlington from the top of a parking garage:

Pano (1 of 1)-402 Here is a picture of Ben & Jerry's ice cream which I think helped put Vermont on the map.  Until they became famous people used to ask me which state Vermont was in. 

Pano (1 of 1)-417  I found some photos of some graffiti that I actually thought was beautiful.  I am usually not a fan of any form of graffiti, but I thought this was well done and seem to fit in in the Church Street area. 

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Here are some photos of the University of Vermont which is my Alma mater.

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The Echo Lake Aquarium is a great place to visit if you are in the Burlington area on the waterfront:
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 Pano (1 of 1)-437Pano (1 of 1)-440The Lake Champlain waterfront in Burlington:

Pano (1 of 1)-436This covered bridge is in Wolcott, Vermont in an area known as the Northeast Kingdom:

VtA few more photos of the Vermont countryside.  That is Mount Mansfield in the distance:

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Pano (1 of 1)-437The following photos were taken in the fall of 2012 at Smuggler's Notch with a cell phone:

Thanks so much for visiting.  Please feel free to leave any comments or questions.  Have a wonderful week!