I just got back from the most amazing hike! Pictures to come!
My friend’s parents are visitng for the weekend; so I told her, “there’s no way we are staying inside while it’s 80 DEGREES!!” To Mount Philo we went, and it was absolutely gorgeous. An hour up, 40 minutes down, and about an hour at the top, just oogling at the mountains and lake within view!
It’s always funny to see the way attitudes change with the growing amounts of sunshine. A rowdy class can be attributed to the fact that it’s 55 degrees outside, and we’d rather be playing Frisbee. The shorts and flip-flops are in, the parka… is OUT! I dare you to find more than 10 people inside when it’s this nice in Vermont. It doesn’t even have to be this nice… as long as the temperature is above freezing, we’re happy!
My classes are in-limbo right now: after about a month or two of the hardest work of my life, we’re at the point where professors want to give us a little break… with FINALS looming in the not-to-distant future. A have a couple papers to do here-and-there, things I’m saving for the night-time, because as I said, there’s no staying indoors during this time of the year.
Yesterday I did something you can really only do in Vermont, the classic mountain-to-beach! My friend Caylin and I jumped in the car around noon: temperature, 75 degrees. We drove about 25 minutes to Bolton Valley; temperature, 75 degrees. Donned in the brightest shorts and t-shirts we have, we rode the lift to the top of the mountain; temperature… 74 degrees!!!! It was a wet, sloppy day, but who can complain!?!
Life is good here in Vermont, which is why I’m not leaving any time soon!