New England Day 11

Photo Credit === Danny James

Old Orchard Beach, Maine

There it was, a sight  to make me explode inside, a trigger for nothing less than to make me cry, a hope that I had been waiting all of my life……….

All was right with the world, it couldn’t had been any better, even if God himself had walked me to this place and stood me there………….

The sky, oh God, the sky was so blue, the air was crisp with a bite of atumn to arrive in a month or two, the tide was high i recall, the sand wrapped up my feet 
like a gift and the salt water I tasted was real, just like I imagined…….

The forever of the ocean scared me at first sight, the thought of being on the very edge of this land felt so right, there’s something of magic about this place, I know because it continues to this day to put a smile on my face………

Christopher Robin Sharlow  

New England Day 5

Photo Credits === Danny James

In the early 1940s, the von Trapp family toured the United States as the Trapp Family Singers before eventually settling in Stowe, Vermont on an enchanted farm with sweeping mountain vistas reminiscent of their beloved Austria. In the summer of 1950, they began welcoming guests to a rustic, 27-room family home/lodge. After a devastating fire in 1980, the original structure was replaced by the new Trapp Family Lodge, a striking, 96-room alpine lodge situated on 2,500 acres offering magnificent indoor and outdoor resort amenities. The entire property is owned and operated by the von Trapp family

New England Day 4

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Emliy’s Bridge

Like all great ghost stories, the Legend of Emily’s Bridge, in Stowe, Vermont, has many different versions.

Some say a young woman named Emily was stood up at the altar by her fiancé, and fled from the church in anger on her family carriage. Not paying attention to where she was going, she crashed the carriage into the creek underneath what used to be known as Gold Brook Bridge, killing herself and her family’s horses.

Others claim Emily hoped to meet her secret lover at the bridge, so that they could elope. When he didn’t show, she flung herself off the bridge into the waters below, drowning to death.

And finally there’s the tale of the young woman who became pregnant out of wedlock, and, in desperation, hanged herself from the rafters of the covered bridge

New England Day 3

University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm

Morgan horses are intelligent and gentle-natured with exceptional conformation and strength. Their bodies are deeply muscled, and their legs straight and sturdy, yet they have style and elegance. The most common colors of Morgans are bay, black, and chestnut.

New England Day 2

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Bennington Battle Monument Bennington Vermont

This 306′ dolomite obelisk was dedicated in 1891 to commemorate the 1777 Battle of Bennington. The monument was constructed on the site of the Continental arms storehouse, the object of this Revolutionary War battle in which General John Stark led his troops to one of the first major American victories against the British.