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indian summer spent in the mountains

this past weekend i traveled to northern new hampshire and eastern vermont all to celebrate the indian summer with my dearest A and go antiquing.  i took a roll of film, which i will be sending out soon, but for the meantime, i thought i might as well add the photos i took with my canon. 

I left school without going to yoga so I could catch a 3:30 bus to Boston and then a 6:15 bus to Littleton, NH.  I fancied myself a seat next to a rather dashing young student at Bowdoin, and for a good two hours, engaged in an enlightening conversation about deviled eggs and marriage.  After we parted, I ran to purchase my ticket to the North Country and made the bus with five minutes to spare.  It took a good hour and a half to get out of Boston, seeing as rush hour in the city is wretched on any Friday during the fall.  Perhaps three hours after leaving the city, I found myself waking up just as the bus pulled into the gas station in Littleton, where A was waiting.  I was desperate to see how beautiful the North Country is, but seeing as it was close to 10pm, I couldn’t enjoy the scenery.  Instead I found myself sitting at a wonderful little cafe called Social with A until the early hours of Saturday eating burgers and sharing our recent lives with one another.  Soon after I retired to a warm bed and slept until my heart’s content.

A brought me to five different antique shops over the weekend, but the ones in Bethelehem were fantastic.  I was given a bunch of old stills from this wonderful man named Roland, and I spent sometime at the Bethelehem Farmer’s MKT.  A little later on, A & I got coffee at Maia Papaya, and then we drove out to Vermont for an Indian Summer Party.  The drive over was beautiful.  All the trees were full of fantastic aged leaves, colored with gold, crimson, and burnt sienna.  The house was only a mere 20 miles away from our B&B but it took us a good hour to get to the cabin.  When we got there, we spent a while stacking our hostess’ wood, and sitting by the woodstove, looking out the huge bay windows, which held the most spectacular view of the green mountains. 

 

Sunday brought an excursion to Littleton, which consisted of the Littleton Farmer’s market where A & I got some bread from an organic farmer from Vermont, which was decked out in brown sugar and pecans, and then a long afternoon spent at Just L. antiques and the Littleton Bookshop.  We also ventured inside of Chutters, which is home to the longest candy counter in the world, where I snagged some old favorites and new favorites as well! Then we finally made our way to the Mountain View- a hotel which I now despise after a terrible experience, and indulged in some spicy wings on the porch which was facing Mt. Washington.  We also took sometime to read in the Eisenhower Library and play chess on a human size board.  We ended our night watching Mad Men and eating Chicken Pot Pie in bed.  Did I mention that this hotel is haunted? Well, it is.

I will scan my film from the trip once I get it back, but with that being said, I’m sure I’ll have better photos from this upcoming weekend posted before those!! Tonight consists of take out from Veranda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The September Issue.  Who knows what tomorrow brings.

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buckets of rain

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i have one final left and then i’m done with classes for a while. this week has been quite pleasant, farmer’s market, half off at salvation army, 10pm dinner with m, adventures with les hommes, insane kittens, almond soy milk, tatz, & half sunny half rainy weather. i took a long nap this afternoon and have been tired ever since. my film came out quite nice, and i’m trying to scan the negatives, but that’s not going too well as of now. i’m taking tomorrow as it comes- hopefully i’ll busy myself tomorrow after 11, and then in the late evening dinner at street&co. my watercolour is finished, and i have to bring home my entire portfolio tomorrow- thankfully there’s only 4 months worth of pieces inside, so i won’t be weighed down by 9 months of artwork. weekend is absolutely overwhelming. working noon to eight on saturday, then making the rounds intown to my heart’s content, and sunday flying from portland to dc at noon. m is on her flight to london currently, where she’ll be stationed for the next two weeks. i’m making a dent in reading, a bit of hemingway and marquez, and i’m prepping for the upcoming summer. 1318713930_c3bbf5fba0_large

guidelines

8 glasses of water (aqua) per day
3 cups of tea per day
2 cups of unsweetend almond soy milk per day
3 cups of coffee per week
4 glasses of wine per week

only in season legumes and fruits and homegrown herbs. i’m aiming for a complete detox so i will feel rather nice about myself come august. my cats have kept me nice company for the past few days, although i do have to admit, trout is really starting to smell…bad. i don’t even know how to deal with that, but she really smells. a trip to timelag & strange maine is in order for tomorrow. crossing my fingers for golden sunshine and a walk on the western prom.

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