There are so many things that I enjoy about going back east to Vermont during the summer. Jumping into quarries (filled with water), the hum of a box fan in the window on a humid night, backyard campfires with old friends…
horse flies . However one of the best things about going back for a summer visit every year is the many beers you can’t get out here in Southern California.
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Tagged beer, boston beer co, brooklyn brewery, harpoon brewery, new england, otter creek brewery, samuel adams, saranac brewery, summer 2012, the frendly gathering, vermont
From the moment we got on 91 N Dave was anticipating a stop at "The Big Red Barn".
We awoke Friday morning to find the clouds had broken, the fog had buggered off and the sun was shining bright. I felt like a million, other members of the crew not so much(things can get serious after a Bruins win). Never the less, we thanked our hosts, loaded up the Charger and headed into the city with the intention of seeing a few landmarks.
The original 7-11 dates back to 1774....
Even having been to Boston as many times as I have, I still marvel at how cool the old North End is. Home to Boston’s “Little Italy”, the oldest bar in the city and one of my shop destinations for the trip, “Ball & Buck”.
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Tagged ball & buck, Boston, burlington, cider donuts, cold hollow cider, fall, interstate 91, liquor outlet, new england, new hampshire, smugglers notch, stowe, tourists, vermont, welcome center
As far as our experience was concerned, I'm inclined to agree.
For the second year in a row I was lucky enough to be able to make a brief costal switch in October. It’s somewhat of a pilgrimage to restore my sanity and re-charge the batteries if you will. Living in a season-less, sun filled “utopia” can be creatively draining, especially when Fall is your favorite time of year. So I once again laid plans to return to the east coast, only this time I had a list of specific shops to visit in order to spread the word about Nice Life’s new and improved product. In addition to that I would visit a few places I vaguely remembered from my childhood and view them in a whole new light. It’s funny just how much of a difference a few years makes. If you’d told me 4 years ago that I was not only going to make a point to drive up to the L.L. Bean Flagship store in Freeport, ME but be excited to share it with two friends who’d never been to Maine, I would have probably taken offense, as I would have assumed you we’re poking fun at my rural upbringing. Oh what a difference a few years makes.
I swear those pine needles were already on the sign. No art direction needed, nature had it covered.
After waking up bright and early at our lux accomodations in the South Seaport area of Boston, we piled into the Charger(American cars are BACK!) and headed north on I-95.
I've never had my I-Phone double expose an image before.
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Tagged adventures, Boston, east coast, fall, freeport, L.L. Bean, maine, new england, new hampshire, nice life, travels, wanderlust
Being that today is the first day of summer I wanted to find a photo that represents the season. After browsing my own archives and Flickr I realized I knew exactly where to go for such a photo. My friend Laura and some other photographers have this project going called Summer: Shot and Shared. I’ve previously posted about this project and you definitely gotta check it out. The photo above was taken by fellow Vermonter and all around good guy Cole Barash. It’s straight up classic and makes me damn excited for some lazy summer days in New England. Basically it does exactly what a good photo should, transports you to a different place and lets you escape in the moment that’s been captured.