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Old 06-25-2007, 12:04 AM
 
Location: ~~In my mind~~
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When I lived in Vermont not only did I not lock my doors but I never even brought my car keys into the house. I just put them under the driver's seat and went in the house. When I moved away this was a hard habit to break!
Living in So Cali, that wouldnt be an option. And we are a suspicous bunch too. I cant even imagine what it would be like to leave your house unlocked, or leave your keys in the car. One thing I have learned from this board, is that people feel strongly one way or the other about how they feel when it comes to living in Vermont. I am excited about moving out there. I think coming from Calif, the cost of living wont be such a shock to us. The housing prices in Vermont as compared to here, I still cant belive everytime my realtor sends me pics and info on houses available out there, what you get for your $ as compared to what we get out here..It blows me away
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Suzet, Let's just say you're in for some pleasant surprises!

This thread has inspired me to do 2 specific things that I haven't done in the 20 years that I've been here.

1. My wife and I went to the Shelburne Museum last week. If the ship Ticonderoga was the only thing I saw that day, it was well worth $9.00. Magnificent is the only word I can come up with. You really have to see it, folks. I have an old photograph of me standing in front of it with my brothers from 1957 and it now means so much more to me. We spent the rest of the day there looking at some other pretty amazing things too.

2. We went to Joe's Snack Bar on the way home. (thanks chaz!) I've driven by it so many times and never stopped. What an idiot I've been! For about 12 bucks we both had cheeseburgers and onion rings. Soda for her - milk for me. Nice little atmosphere out back with folks swimming in the river and just passing the time away. But I really was impressed by our waitress at the take out window. We ordered six items and she actually added the bill using her noodle. No calculator or cash register to prod her into saying "Here's your change." She did the math right in front of us. I can't say that all VT teenagers are that way, but this one caught my attention. BTW, the food was worth it too.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:07 AM
 
Location: ~~In my mind~~
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Suzet, Let's just say you're in for some pleasant surprises!

This thread has inspired me to do 2 specific things that I haven't done in the 20 years that I've been here.

1. My wife and I went to the Shelburne Museum last week. If the ship Ticonderoga was the only thing I saw that day, it was well worth $9.00. Magnificent is the only word I can come up with. You really have to see it, folks. I have an old photograph of me standing in front of it with my brothers from 1957 and it now means so much more to me. We spent the rest of the day there looking at some other pretty amazing things too.

2. We went to Joe's Snack Bar on the way home. (thanks chaz!) I've driven by it so many times and never stopped. What an idiot I've been! For about 12 bucks we both had cheeseburgers and onion rings. Soda for her - milk for me. Nice little atmosphere out back with folks swimming in the river and just passing the time away. But I really was impressed by our waitress at the take out window. We ordered six items and she actually added the bill using her noodle. No calculator or cash register to prod her into saying "Here's your change." She did the math right in front of us. I can't say that all VT teenagers are that way, but this one caught my attention. BTW, the food was worth it too.

Thank you square peg for the positive post. It makes me feel so much better when I read the good ones. Lol. I realize that there is no such thing as perfect, no matter where you go. Your post put a smile on my face. That is awesome about the Ticonderoga. I am sure it was very special for you.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Every student who spends some childhood as well as some adult time in VT discovers The Shelburne Museum twice. And it's even more mind-boggling going back as an adult.

It rivals the Smithsonian Institution - but I'm not sure The Smithsonian has a steamer like The Ticonderoga - OR the impressionist paintings in Mrs Webb's parents apartment, which is recreated there as a backdrop for them.

And I doubt you can have the Joe's Snackbar experience enywhere within a hundred miles of Washington anyway...
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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While we're listing things that are cool about VT, may I add "SPLASH at the boathouse"?

And how about Charlie Auer's boathouse?
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: New York
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My last name is Putney. Think I'd be accepted in Putney, VT? (I'm quiet, friendly, easy-going, and opened minded. I don't judge people on looks, but on character, and I believe in old-fashioned values. (I'm 48).

Frank Putney
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:47 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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1. My wife and I went to the Shelburne Museum last week. If the ship Ticonderoga was the only thing I saw that day, it was well worth $9.00. Magnificent is the only word I can come up with. You really have to see it, folks.
How they got it there from the lake is as amazing as the boat itself.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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So true.

http://www.shelburnemuseum.org/collections/detail.php?id=8 (broken link)

AmericanHeritage.com / Sidewheeler for Shelburne (http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1955/3/1955_3_30.shtml - broken link)
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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I try to watch that film every few years...it's astonishing.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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The Vermont Mozart Festival
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