I’m on vacation, but I can’t quite stay away from the blog, so I’ll regale you with vacation pictures and tales from the road.
We spent our first six days of vacation in Maine and it was spectacular. After the Lobster State (I just made that up), it was time to move on to Vermont. We had a couple stops to make on the way.
Acadia was beautiful:
I love Stephen King and I knew that I’d be passing through his hometown. Mr.King wanted to meet with me to get some writing tips*, but I explained that I didn’t have time for him. I promised King that I’d meet him for lunch next time around:
Frugalsaurus is a King fan too, but took his love of the horror genre a little too far. Spendosaurus wasted money on a stupid souvenir and Frugalsaurus lost it:
Luckily, I intervened before Spendosaurus lost his head.
This was my first time to Vermont and I had big expectations. But first, I have to tell you how I ended up there.
When new bloggers comment on 1500 Days, I usually spend some time checking out their site. This happened back in May of 2014 with someone named Mrs. Frugalwoods. I clicked over to this post and was blown away with what I read and saw. Mrs. Frugalwoods was a top-notch writer and her photos were great. I knew her blog was going to be big and today, Frugalwoods is one of the top financial independence blogs.
I met Mrs. and Mr. Frugalwoods at a conference a short time later. I was thrilled that they were the exact same people I pictured in my mind’s eye. We all agreed to meet if we ended up in each others’ part of the country.
Now, back to rest of the story.
One of my favorite places in the world is the countryside west of Madison in Wisconsin. The rolling, green hills dotted with old, red barns and Holstein cows are amazingly beautiful. I pictured Vermont as being similar. And it is, but better. (Sorry Wisconsin, but I still love you)
Vermont’s rolling hills are bigger than Wisconsin’s. Size matters. When it comes to hills.
Vermont also produces some really, really good beers:
But the best part of our Vermont adventures was visiting with the Frugalwoods at their homestead.
The Frugalwoods found a little slice of heaven in the Vermont countryside. Thanks for a wonderful time. I’m thankful that our paths crossed.
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