away for the weekend: April 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

fences and fresh air - newburyport

 Spring has sprung, here in the northeast
- and the first sunny weekend brought New Englanders out in droves
- I guess we were all feeling a little cabin fever...

Greg and I made a pit stop in Newburyport, Massachusetts
during a day of condo shopping -
Yep, last winter did us in
- we're trading in snow shoveling for snow shoeing!
(more downtime at Away)

Newburyport is a beautiful coastal town
with a waterside park and lots of restaurants and shops for poking around in.

Thank you for all your well-wishes for Laura.
She is doing well!

So now we're frantically cleaning, organizing, and decluttering - preparing our house for the market.
Definitely not on my list of fun things to do
- it's time to just git er done!

I am belatedly joining Theresa for Good Fences

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

brattleboro, vermont - our extended stay

Home of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital -
which has felt a bit like a third home to us this week...
And while I love just about any excuse for extending our weekends in Vermont -

a daughter with a ruptured appendix - and emergency surgery
doesn't actually top my list.
Yeah - definitely not looking to repeat this one...
We're so thankful to have Laura on the mend, now.

I also felt very lucky to find a little time to roam around downtown Brattleboro
-  known simply as "Brat" -
Bordering New Hampshire and also very close to Massachusetts, 
this town is all Vermont - with a bit of a hippie vibe.

- lots of galleries, bookstores, cafes - 
and for coffee lovers - Mocha Joe's - a must stop

- old fashioned lamp posts and fences
- and how about a shot with triple fences!!

- and about a gazillion wires...
yeah - lots of wires - everywhere...

So, we're hoping to bring Laura home this weekend -
which would make for a very happy Easter in our home.
Otherwise - hmmmm - maybe ham at the hospital?

I am wishing you a wonderful weekend!