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!