I loved the creativity of the name of this place for breakfast where we ate this morning. And for those of you still trying to guess where we are in Vermont, I’ll spill the beans…we are in Manchester, VT.
Today we ventured off to Shaftsbury, VT to visit Poet Robert Frost’s home, then off to Bennington, VT to visit the Covered Bridge Museum, the Battle Monument, and hugged a moose along the way. You can see the photo of the moose hugging and Battle Monument on my Facebook page.
As someone who is fascinated by other writer’s it was quite fun to stand in the dining room of Robert Frost’s home where he wrote one of the poems in a collection that won him the Pulitzer Prize, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”. He wrote this poem in the heat of summer and it is said that he felt as if it was an hallucination as the poem came to him so easily.
Next we visited the Covered Bridge Museum and that was very enjoyable. So why did they build covered bridges you wonder? To keep out the snow? Oh no, not correct we learned. In fact they would bring snow into the bridges so they were easier to pass through in the winter season. They were covered to protect the wood from rotting. The gift shop and the 1,000 piece puzzles depicting winter and one of fall in Vermont just had to go home with me.
Next 300 ft. up into the air to see the spectacular fall view from the Battle monument which was breath taking.
Thought it has rained much of the day it was a warm rain. When we returned back to our cozy cottage I ventured off by myself with my bright yellow umbrella and walked downtown to the local bookstore, where my favorite author Jon Katz had just been the Friday before.
Tomorrow’s agenda calls for a trip to West Brattelboro for an art festival and a visit to Tasha Tudor Museum, who wrote and illustrated close to 100 children’s books.