labor day

This weekend, we headed north to Vermont. Our only plans were coffee, lunch, and photo ops. This plan is much better in theory than in reality because when we don't know where we're going, we tend to spend a lot of time on the interstate debating whether or not we should take the next exit.

When we finally decided on an exit, we ended up in Bellows Falls, VT.

After driving around for a bit, we came to a bridge that had been closed due to a huge crack in the side!

We weren't planning to visit New Hampshire anyway :)

Unfortunately, we could not find the alleged Indian carvings, but upon further research, it turns out they were right under our noses. It's amazing we didn't unknowingly get them in one of our bridge shots!

Jeff snapped this photo of me while I was taking one of him (guess I'm not always wearing high heels). We used to fight over the camera, now we just fight over lenses. He had the better lens this time.

Our search for the Indian carvings led us down abandoned railroad tracks to a mostly abandoned power plant and paper mill. Just the sort of place I love!

It was an ominous place to shoot on a gray day and I was glad to get my shots and leave before being chased out!

This was the TT's first trip out this summer, better late than never! It's a fun car a few times a year, when the weather is perfect. Or when it's snowing; with snow tires and Quattro, I could drive cross country in a blizzard ;)

Early October is our vacation time. Since we've already been to Playa Mujeres this year, we'd like to keep it local. We're considering a combination of Plymouth or Salem MA, the Woodstock Museum, Moosewood Restaurant, Mohonk Mountain House and Boldt Castle.

If you know of any interesting places within a 5 hour (or so) drive from CT, I'd love to hear about them. I'm mostly interested in kitsch (like Kate's Lazy Meadow Motel) and classier places (Like Mt. Washington Resort) that would give fab photo ops.