Yesterday Papa, G2 and her boyfriend D, and I took a road trip to our happy place in Vermont!
We wanted to get one last VT hike in before the end of hiking season there.
While the town was more crowded than anticipated (fall foliage is all but done there so we thought the town would have less visitors), we had gotten to our trail head early enough so the hike was really pleasant. If we had waited even an hour later to get there, the summit would have been mobbed!! We couldn't believe the sheer number of hikers heading up as we were on our way back down!
After the hike, we kept things kind of short....
We grabbed some lunch at our second choice of restaurants because restaurant #1 had so many customers they were telling people they were shutting the kitchen down to finish serving the customers already there and to come back in ninety minutes! In all the years we have gone here I haven't EVER seen this happen!
We stopped by our favorite shop to grab some pantry items I can only get there.
We stopped at another favorite bakery for some raspberry and lemon bars to take home for G1. (She was with Ramsey for the weekend again.)
G2 and D did the corn maze (which seemed to be half price this time around - possibly because it's so late in the season?) while Papa and I took a walk on the rec path to my favorite spot - a gazebo made of tree trunks/limbs.
This was our first time taking D along and he fit in to the mix perfectly! It was nice to see him getting along so well with Papa too since he spends a LOT of time at our house before Papa gets home from work. I'm happy that D seems way more comfortable with Papa now! LOL
Sometimes it's the little things - like visiting a happy place, wherever your happy place is - that can help realign things. For me, being in this specific town in the woods really helps and centers me.
So, even though that black cloud over my part of the world is still there...
I am beginning to see some light trying to break through.