Saturday, September 18, 2010

Queen Of The Hill

Vergennes, Vermont
44 10.17 N 073 15.51 W

Jenny has a great network of friends in Vermont. Not only is her network great, but the people in it are great people. Yesterday, at Jenny's house, I met Pete, Jenny's new boyfriend, and John, and Grace. John and Grace gave me a ride to Vergennes last night, and another ride today.

It turns out that John and Grace live at the top of the hill in Vergennes, just a mile west of where Tarwathie is sitting. She had lunch on the boat with Libby, and the three of us hit it off. Then, Grace took us for a tour of her place at the top of the hill. All I can say is wow.

The Queen of the Hill (Grace) owns an old farmhouse on a stunningly beautiful site. From everywhere on her property, you can see mountains. Green Mountains in Vermont to the East and Adirondack Mountains in New York to the west. Just behind her house, the hill slopes down to Otter Creek. One can almost, but not quite, see Lake Champlain from up there.

Grace is also a person who loves art, crafts, gardens and old things. Her house and grounds are full of interesting things. Libby and I were fascinated by the tour. We didn't want to leave and we didn't want to stop listening to Grace's stories. We really hope that next time we come back to Vergennes, Grace and John will still be here.

I took a whole bunch of pictures of Grace and her homestead. I only included one of them here in this post. The rest are at my album site. I encourage you to watch this slide show of today's pictures; they're great.

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