Thursday, October 02, 2008

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First of all: big shout out to THE JEWISH RELIGION. Thank you for that ever-changing, unpredictable, moon based (?) calendar of yours that this year allowed us the opportunity to escape for five full days because New York Public Schools are closed. You rock! And if you could make Rosh Hashanna fall on the second Thursday of the end of September next year that would be just fabulous.

This was our first trip to Vermont. We chose to go there because according to Google Analytics, it is one of 2 states (North Dakota being the other one) in which I did not have A SINGLE READER. So the choice was clear: either start writing more about cows and syrup, or get my butt out there. North Dakota, stop worrying; I'm not coming. You are too far away and I don't even know what you are known for. (Urguay: I see you! Thanks for reading!)

We did lots of leaf peeping and tons of swimming in hotel pools. We toured the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and went 156 feet underground into the Howe Caverns. One of the best parts of the cave tour was coming upon the River Styxx. CBoy (a fan of Greek mythology) asked if that meant we were in Hell. I told him we had already been to Hell and back, and that Hell was otherwise known as Great Adventure Dressed Up For Halloween.

I kept hoping something exciting would happen that would give me blog fodder, but sadly, I don't feel inspired to write about OUTLET SHOPPING. So apologies my dear readers (especially you, Vermont) that have come here thinking I would have anything to say other than maple syrup and black and white cows are Simply Awesome.

I do have a friend who has something to say. His name is David Kramer and he is Boobs Mitchell's better half. He is an amazing artist and I would love if you would join me in welcoming him to the blogsphere by leaving a comment on his new blog www.toothlessalcoholic.blogspot.com Please say that i sent you because the responsibility of making him quit his day job is weighing o so heavy on these shoulders o mine.

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you had a great trip, outlet shopping and all.

My kid's school didn't give us the holiday off. They did get no homework for the week, but somehow I think they would have liked 5 days off instead.

Fe said...

Welcome back!

Now, if you could only travel to the parts of Australia who DO read you!

I took a road trip through Vermont once. In Autumn. I STILL remember the stunning colours and dramatic scenery.

You guys have such a beautiful country.

Blue said...

Lorrie, how can it be that not one of the 39 human beings in who actually live in Vermont has discovered your blog?

I mean, really. Have things regressed THAT Much since I moved away from the place? Cause I need to know. If this is truly the case, I just might have to rule it out as one of the places I'm willing to move to for residency 2 summers from now. Yeah, I'm already thinking ahead to that time.

I'm still friends with one of the 39 left there, and for you I'd recruit her to your blog. But she won't even read MY blog...and I'm like her favorite person anywhere?

Does anyone else suffer from this? I mean, I have about 10 totally life long BFFs, yet not a ONE of them will ever bother checking my blog. They just don't do blogs. What's that about? Don't they know that I pour my heart and guts and soul out there, mainly for them?

Anyway, since my offspring still kind of view the state of Vermont as The Mothership, there's a strong chance that if we don't match in Utah for residency, we'll end up back in that Gloriously endowed land of Breathtaking foliage and Endless Months Of Ice. Which is actually my main problem with the place. You can take the girl out of California, but you can't take the California out of the girl I guess.

Glad you're home healthy and safe!

Spatula said...

Is leaf peeping legal in that state?

Le @ Third on the Right said...

Welcome home dear one - and thanks for your comment lurve - making me smile :) all the way to the unemployment line ... just jokes ...

Popping over to visit the new boy now ...

Also in response to BLUE - I know where you are coming from re the anti blog friends - leave them be I say - they miss a whole other world of connection and insight - ask MIC - he knows me in a different light - eve so slight - now he reads my blogs and all your comments - he loves BJs comments the most ... now what does that say eh !! hugs le

Lorrie Veasey said...

Aw Blue, I am going over to read your blog RIGHT NOW.

And Le- I thought I was MICs favorite commentor! *sob*

david kramer said...

Mud-
Thanks for the shout out.
Toothless Alcoholic

Bj in Dallas said...

Ok, you stay home for a while so you can drive the mothership. Super D and Sisters A & B know they cannot be out of pocket too long without me having all of their contact numbers, hotels, etc and i was beginning to feel like that too about you....and the guys on the rollercoaster remind me of my ex..........

I think MIC likes me because I said he was hot, which he is, but I also asked if he was snoring in the pic, so I'm jaded, even over the hot ones.

I'm sure the spawn will remember a fabulous trip...or need therapy over the Great Adventure park...
could go either way...

off to meet the toothless alcoholic, and i must say, this early in the morning, i am a little frightened. Maybe I should visit at night after a few j.lohrs-

One more thing, I promise. I am secretly so proud of the music tags, and yes, I owe this insanity ALL TO YOU
Bj

Racie Lover said...

I have left my calling card on T.A.'s new site, too, and thanks for the intro, Lorrie. I'm thinking of asking him to be my sponsor.Not anytime soon, mind you, but I am sort of a planner.