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day 43 ~ santa fe, nm ~ bolillo rolls, mazy plays, cha cha frenzy

www.thendlessroadtrip.com ~ day 43 of my year long daily video journal finds me in good ol’ santa fe. another day, (more…)

day 15 ~ santa fe, nm ~ sda church, questionable impressions, post porn and THE BUSH

www.theendlessroadtrip.com ~ day 15 of my year-long daily video journal. seventh day adventism invades the 2nd street neighborhood, a hike (more…)

the fall foliage season begins ~ quechee, vt to hanover, nh ~ 19sep10

IT’S TIME TO LEAF PEEP FOR YOUR LIFE!
tim says that the hot, dry summer means that the fall foliage is going to begin blazing early. judging from what’s going on in quechee, vt and hanover, nh, i’d say he’s right on the money. every time i go outside, i’m convinced that the trees are starting to show a little more color. it’s beautiful.

having just spent so much time in the rockies, it is easy to pooh-pooh the miniature landscape of new england. as my friend val says, “the mountains are small, the rivers are small, the distances are small, the snowstorms are small; even the tornadoes and hurricanes are small!” but what is remarkable about this yankee biome is not that it is so small, it’s that so much majesty is crammed into this place, practically filling every nook and cranny. without the soaring heights and overwhelming vertigo of the rockies, these new england mountains can still touch the most obdurate soul. the plethora of new york and new jersey license plates flying willy-nilly about the place is a testament to this fact.

karla, the friend that we’ve been crashing with this weekend, is a full-on city girl. it’s been wonderful to see rural vermont through her eyes, through her exclamations of delight and rapture. as the next turn in the road reveals another spectacular view of a mirror-still river; a mountain setting itself on fire; a pasture filled with scotch highland cattle.

a visit to the quechee marketplace ~ quechee, vt

it’s so nice to be back in vermont!