Sunday, October 12, 2008

~*A Little Bit of Vermont*~

We spent an absolutely beautiful day in Vermont! This morning we took a walk along Lake Champlain. The mountains in the background are beginning to change into brilliant colors of reds, oranges, and golds.

Then we were off to Shelburne Museum where we would see exhibits of art, quilts, blacksmithing, printing presses, tools and wares from the 1800's, and much more.

This round barn had 3 different stories...The very bottom was like a cool place for underground storage.

Warren Kimble's paintings were displayed...these were two of my favorites.

There was another old building that housed olde carriages and sleighs. This one was an undertaker's carriage.

This was called a "School bus Sleigh"...and was used in the 1800's to pick up children in Vermont to take them to a one room schoolhouse. You could see where it had scraped along the trees along the path to school.

There were olde~tyme printing presses.

In the weaving house you could see all types of spinning wheels for flax and wool. They had large and small weaving looms and were still being used today.

Old~fashion hat boxes and band boxes filled this room.

These were handmade quilts from the 1800's....someone took excellent care of these through the years!

A covered bridge that is no longer used but you can walk through it.

Danny found a resting place on a pear tree limb just before leaving. My absolute favorite place on the grounds was the general store that held many old items from so long ago. Shoes, socks, tonics, fabrics, sewing goods, cups, plates, school slates, and so much more.

We found a local farmer's market to stop at and enjoyed looking at all the pumpkins and apples they had to offer.

Happy Birthday Danny! Well it was a fun~filled day spent together and then a delicious meal at a local Italian restaurant to celebrate Danny's birthday. I hope you enjoyed a little bit of Vermont with us......Tomorrow we take off for New Hampshire!

Happy Trails.....Ginger


Plumruncreek said...

Ginger~What great pictures!! Thanks for sharing them. Happy Birthday to Danny!!

Linda said...

I love Shelburne - thanks for helping me revisit!!

Carrie P. said...

Wow! what a beautiful place to visit. Happy Birthday to Danny.

This Country Girl said...

How beautiful it is! Vermont is a place I've ALWAYS wanted to of these days! :)

Happy Birthday to Danny!


Tammy said...

Ginger those are great pics. You are a lucky girl to visit Vermont. I hope to visit one day.

Looks like y'all had a great time

Happy Birthday to you Danny

Raggedy Angel said...

I love all that...I really love the Warren Kimble painting....I would love that print for my husbands office. He works for Butterball! Beth

basketsnprims said...

What beautiful pictures you have shared and also a little piece of history. I hope to visit Vermont someday. Enjoy your vacation & Happy Birthday to Danny.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

You sure have had wonderful weather for your trip, when we were in Vermont the last part of October it snowed and rained and was so cold, I could not wait to leave!
I'm glad your having a great time and love the place you visited.

Farmchick said...

Thank you for taking us on a trip--loved looking at all the pictures! Stop in and visit me again soon.

Terry said...

I have enjoyed reading about your trip so much. I use to live in NH, and visited the Shelburne museum several times. I could live there. There is so much to see, it takes a few visits to see everything.
Your pictures are wonderful!
Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Ginger, Your trip sounded wonderful. What gorgeous colors for the Fall. I hope someday to get to the Shelburne museum. I hear so many good things about it.
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANNY!!! Birthdays are special, and I'm sure yours was. May you have many many more....