If you've been with me a while, you may recall my visit to Addison County early last summer. It was 10 nights of "camping by Lake Champlain" that had me questioning how I'd never enjoyed this still semi-rural area between Vergennes, Vermont and Crown Point, New York. I'm now "boarding near Middlebury" while asking myself, "Could I live here 7 or 8 months of the year?". Yes, I already know that January through March is out of the question, and I'm certainly not through roaming elsewhere on the planet.
Culturally, Vermont is my #1 choice for an address in the States, and the easy access to Canada is quite appealing, too. So, I'm actually committed to testing out day-to-day life here with a two-month stint living in East Middlebury with a native Vermonter. The Village of East Middlebury's earliest settlement dates from 1775, as settlers were drawn here by its location at the west end of the trail over the Green Mountains and along the Middlebury River. Current population: 437.
With the college town of Middlebury just 4 miles west, there's much activity nearby. I'll save stories for another day, but I have been perusing small towns by bike and foot. Let me just say that 25 miles on the seat in Addison County is worth 50 at this point in time!
5/4/2023 09:02:37 am
Hey! It looks cold and my thighs hurt just looking at the pics.I am looking forward to learning more about your northern adventures. Enjoy!
5/5/2023 08:33:08 am
Hey Gal, Thanks for visiting. Yes, it felt like winter to me upon arrival and yes, I'm re-learning how to ride a bike! While everything is now in bloom, it looks like spring weather is arriving tomorrow at last! J.
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