Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sightseeing in Newbury, VT

Last day in Vermont... tomorrow we drive to Boston - in a snow storm! Finally, it's gonna really snow (I've wanted to see it falling, not just flurrying), and it's on the day we're leaving. Oh well. At least we'll see it.

Today, we drove an hour north to the very little town of Newbury (pop 700). The drive up there was gorgeous; even from the interstate!

At the "far side of the green " we took a left onto Scotch Hollow Road. Drove up the hill (gentle slope) for about three miles, and came upon a lovely old colonial house.

We had the opportunity to do a little exploring...

Here's a shot of the front yard, driveway and Scotch Hollow Road from the front porch.

Standing at the top of the driveway looking at the "Old Colonial" with attached barn (far left).

Top of the driveway looking further down the street and all that property.

A closer peak at the side/back yard.

A peacock strutting his stuff on the front porch.

A different angle of the main house.

From a distance. The three story house was built in 1850, the single story portion was built in 1830, and the attached barn (far left) was the first building on the property.

This is the "front and side yard" showing the fenced pasture.

Now we're leaving and heading back down Scotch Hollow Road (mom got some pretty cool pics of the inside; I wasn't able to). You can almost see the house. (Can you tell we were intrigued?) Look closely... I've marked where "The House" is on the right.

Okay... all of the rest of the shots (except the last two) are of scenes on Scotch Hollow Road. The sights were magnificent.

This is someone's driveway... a winter wonderland!

Check out that mountain in the distance. You'll see more of that!

Still on Scotch Hollow Rd. We were thankful for a blue sky today. This was beautiful ride!

Here's that mountain again. We gasped when we turned the bend and saw this.

And a little to the left... we have kids sledding.

Now, we've finally reached the interstate and are headed back to Windsor.

It's not Florida!

We really enjoyed ourselves today!


Dot O said...

The pictures are beautiful Pam. And I very much enjoyed viewing them while listening to the theme from Forrest Gump!

STay safe while driving in the snow! Have a happy, peaceful, and blessed New Year!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you guys really got a treat to see all that! Can you imagine living there? It's like a fairy tale. So glad you enjoyed. Now be safe coming home. Don't worry, no snow storms to worry about here! Just a balmy 80 degrees. xoxo, birdie

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