Another bit of Vermont!
"Vermont Welcome Center"
In October of this year I had the wonderful pleasure of introducing my man to the beauty of a New England fall. Part of that journey included traveling through the eastern edge of the state of Vermont. We only had 3 days so our time was limited. We stopped at this Welcome Center on Interstate 91 about 3 miles across the border from Massachusetts. It at least gave Paul a sense of what Vermont was all about, and I hope it does for you, too!
"Inside the Welcome Center"
The Welcome Center is built to replicate a post-and-beam barn, typical construction. The rafters are high and there are smokey images displayed on transparent drapes hanging from the rafters, not easily seen in this picture. The images are of by-gone days, farmers and children and workers...almost ghost-like and very effective.
"So much to see, to learn about"
One of the displays in the Welcome Center, with a pretty view of the roadside in the background. The Welcome Center grounds were dotted by pieces old farm equipment, rusted and aged, but so symbolic of the roots of Vermont life as it is known today.
"Examples of Vermont artisans work"
One of the many displays of local artists. Walking through the Welcome Center is like walking through a mini-museum of both past and present.
"More examples of Vermont craftsmen and artisans..."
"Picture on the wall..."
The words read : "The mystery of nature was never displayed more happily"--Henry David Thoreau
How very true!