We recently took a three-day trip to lovely Vermont with our good friends, Jim and Fran. It was perfect weather for leaf peeping. The colors were beginning to brighten up even more as we left. Seeing the beautiful foliage wasn’t our main reason to visit this quaint area – Quechee Gorge. It was seeing the Gorge, visiting two farms, Billings Marsh Rockefeller Mansion and Vins Raptor – Bird Sanctuary.
This was a beautiful and relaxing trip that I will treasure with all the memories of fun times with friends. Please peruse my photos and take a trip with me to beautiful Vermont!
This photo shows the color as it was beginning to pop out. I’m sure it is even more beautiful now, a week later.
We had a lovely tour of this beautiful mansion in photos above and below.
Above is only one quarter of the front porch which wraps around most of the mansion. It is a cozy and comfortable-looking place to sit and read a book and enjoy the surrounding landscape.
Another enjoyable trip was to the Simon Pearce Glass Factory and Restaurant with the beautiful covered bridge and waterfall below. We visited the factory and watched the workers create incredible glass shapes. We had a delicious dinner while looking over the falls from our table.
On our last day in Vermont we stopped at Vins Raptor Sanctuary for a show and a walk-thru of all the birds (injured and recuperating) in the cages and a small museum of dinosaurs explaining how modern-day birds are their descendants. The sad thing was that all the birds housed here are unable to be released back into the wild because of their injuries even if they do recover. They will not be able to fend for themselves and live safely on their own.
Thank you for stopping by to read about my recent trip. I hope you enjoyed my photos and got a taste of how lovely Vermont is. I find this state to be similar to my home state of New Hampshire with the beautiful foliage, farms and landscapes.
I wish you a wonderful day wherever you live. God Bless you!
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