Ode to a small-town vacation

Well, somehow spring is gone and it’s basically summer. It’s 90 degrees outside, the strawberries are here, and it’s two weeks until graduation (because when you work in Higher Ed, you never stop judging the passing of time by the academic calendar).

So, naturally, this means I’m dreaming of summer vacation! For us this year, vacation will be long weekends spent backpacking in the mountains or floating around at the lake with a margarita in hand. No big trips for us this summer—partly because we’re working on plans for a really big trip in the near future (more on that later…), and partly because we just took a big vacation in March up to visit friends in New England.

I’ve already written about a couple parts of this trip: our adventurous Mount Cardigan hike and our day trip to Burlington, VT. But, with vacation on my mind, I wanted to share one more thing about this trip. Specifically, a small revelation it gave me—how FUN it is to vacation in a small town!!

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