March 30, 2023
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Starting in 2020, we were all suddenly restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Looking back to 2020, it really was an uneasy situation with lots of uncertainty, fears and isolation suddenly being thrust upon us. The thought of losing a business, a job and how to pay the mortgage in the midst of this sudden, unknown affliction resulted in plenty to worry about.

Camels Hump

The roads throughout Vermont normally filled with commuter traffic were eerily quiet for quite some time. For the first time, busy villages like Stowe and cities like Burlington were virtual ghost towns with little activity and very few cars on the road. Hotel and motel parking lots were all vacant as we all hunkered down, wondering what the future would bring.

Covered Bridge Shelburne Charlotte

Fast forward to May 2022. We’re not out of the woods yet, with COVID-19 still lurking around the corner, an uncertain economic situation and a war raging in Ukraine.

If ever we all needed a road trip or short get-away this would be the time

The beauty of the Green Mountains and lifestyle in Vermont perseveres

Sadly, Church Street in Burlington is not the happy, carefree place it used to be. Many of us remember the days when street performers and artists entertained locals and visitors alike. The Burlington Square Mall and nearby shops and restaurants were thriving. Church Street truly was a “must see”, safe and joyful destination for everyone.

Many of us Vermonters yearn for the days when Vermont was a safe and happy place

Vermont Cows
An optimistic Vermont style change of thought…

A drive through the Shelburne area is always a pleasure as the Shelburne Museum makes plans to open in the Spring of the year. Shelburne Farms is nearby as is Vermont Teddy Bear, so there is plenty to see and do in this vibrant little town just south of Burlington.

Vermont’s Champlain Islands

A drive to the Champlain Islands in the northwest corner of the state will bring back memories of times in Vermont when life was simpler, people were nicer and the community really is like a family where “everybody knows your name”. The summers are filled with boating enthusiasts, fishermen, seasons vacationers and farmer’s markets.

In the autumn months, you will find the best apple orchards the state has to offer along with apple cider, cider donuts and maple creemees. You will find plenty of things to see and do as well as fine restaurants such as Victoria’s Cafe, which serves both Thai and American cuisine.

The Underhill Harvest Festival

Also during the autumn months you should make plans to check out the annual Harvest Festival in Underhill, Vermont. It’s bigger than ever and there are plenty of things to see and do. So with a springtime start and looking forward to fall, hopefully this article will inspire us all to look forward to the great things in Vermont!

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