My early autumn trip to Vermont to spend time with my dad and stepmom has become a much-cherished annual event. Not only does it allow me to reconnect with memories from my childhood and make new ones as an adult; most importantly, the trip gives me the chance to embrace a slower pace of life and spend quality time with my family. This year's trip was no exception!
A beautiful sight - a gorgeous autumn day in Vermont, with the leaves just beginning to change.
Enjoying a locally crafted milk stout and pizza at the Hired Hand Brewing Co. in Vergennes.
Getting the chance to cook dinner for everyone! Made steak tips, roasted sprouts and rice.
The vividness of happy memories from youth was relived by a visit to the Shelburne Country Store and the "imperative need" to buy some red licorice candy pipes.
After a four-year absence, I was able to make a return trip to Bluebird Barbecue in Burlington.