I’m in Vermont for the next few days, my mom is graduating with her MFA and I’m here to celebrate with her. I’ve been to Vermont once before in the fall (AMAZING by the way) and I’m always so intrigued by the way of life here. It is certainly “The Green Mountain State”. Everyone here recycles and buys organic and local and wears wintery hipster/earthy clothing. There’s regulations against billboards across the state so the landscape really shines. People walk places and there are quaint shops in little town squares surrounded by victorian houses and rolling hills. Everything here is in a blanket of white even though I have yet to see a snowflake fall. Pedestrians truly have the right of way as cars will stop in the middle of the street to let you pass, and most pedestrians do not look both ways before crossing (this strokes me smooth out). Everyone is very liberal and democrat and the graffiti is well thought out political art that seems to be screen printed on walls and odds and ends, a far cry from the gang-style tagging I see in Houston. It really feels like I’m in another country.
I’ll be sharing more details of my adventures like the FABULOUS knitting store I visited today and the B&B we’re staying at and the capitol building and more.
In the mean time, I leave you with this thought: Toms shoes in the snow is a bad plan.