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It has been a crazy busy fall around here – at times, it has felt like I was meeting myself coming back!  But one of the special treats I gave myself was a glorious trip to Vermont to visit my sweet daughter (photo below was at a lovely little tea house in Burlington). As some of you may know, she and her partner moved there this past summer and this mama has been a little heart-broken.  Trust me, I gave this girl plenty of big ole squishy hugs (and they were returned in kind)!!

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We spent a night baking slightly ugly, but really yummy halloween cookies and watching our favorite halloween movie, Practical Magic, which we both agree never gets old!

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We had much fun wandering around Church Street in Burlington one rainy day.  Highlights included Phoenix Books, Frog Hollow Art Gallery, the Dobra Tea House mentioned above, plus a fabulous Asian Noodle house – pls pardon the food photo, but this was some of the best sushi & sashimi OF MY LIFE!!

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I wandered a little on own, stumbling upon a pumpkin patch and more beautiful fall color than I ever even imagined!  I’ve been out east a number of times, but never managed to catch “true” fall until this trip.

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Oh my, it did NOT disappoint – everything people tell you about fall in New England is oh-so-true!

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We finished the week with a flea market trip, which yielded a number of fun goodies and I helped the girls add another stamp to their Vermont Brewery passports.  It was the least I could do! 😉

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Returned home on Wednesday and jumped into final preparations for my Monoprint Journaling class at My Heart’s Fancy, which was yesterday (10/25) and I think I will recap the class in another post (tease, tease :D) – be sure to check back tomorrow for that!

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So, now that a little piece of my heart resides in New England, I expect to be visiting with some regularity! All the friendly Vermonters on the bus Wednesday morning suggested February or March – do I dare?