away for the weekend: brattleboro, vermont - our extended stay

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!


25 comments:

  1. Glad your daughter is recovering . Vermont does seem like a nice place .. Places that have cafes and bookstores always top my list! :)

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  2. Hello Karen, I am so happy your daughter is recovering and will be home for Easter! The town of "Brat" looks quaint. I would love the coffee shops.. Wonderful post, thanks for sharing! Have a great day! Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  3. looks like a fun place to check out. we love anything Vermont. i guess that is one time that "Brat" is a good thing. ha. ha!! ( :

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  4. So happy that she is on the mend, and that all went well! You will have a wonderful Easter together, no matter where it is. I do like this town very much, that is a treat to be able to see new places too, especially when they're this quaint and charming!

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  5. old downtowns wick with history and emotion...sigh

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  6. Hello Karen,
    Nice shots of all these cozy places.
    Well done!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  7. oh, thanks for the fencery! (i'll link you in). so sorry for your daughter, but glad she is okay!!

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  8. Happy your daughter is on the mend. Wonderful fence shots and nice shots of the area.

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  9. Tell her no repeats on that but good thing she only has one appendix!! Beautiful pictures of the area!!

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  10. So glad Laura is doing well and hoping she indeed gets home for Easter.
    Love the look of the town.
    The fences and lampposts compliment each other beautifully.
    Wires - always in the wrong place.:)

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  11. Sorry to hear about your daughter. Burst appendix is a very serious situation. I hope she recuperates quickly.

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  12. Nice sightseeing tour :)
    Hope your daughter gets well really soon
    and that you all can have a
    Happy Easter!
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  13. So happy to hear your daughter is on the mend now & I do hope you get to bring her home for Easter.
    Wow that fence railing is pretty and quite ornate.
    Sounds like a charming place to visit.

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  14. So glad that Laura is on the mend. How scary! I would like that coffee shop for a coffee shop chronicle :) Great area!

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  15. glad you daughter is on the mend.

    pretty town is Brat. don'tcha just hate powerlines

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  16. So glad your daughter is doing well. We do love Brattleboro.

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  17. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery for your daughter. Happy Easter to you and yours- wherever you get to celebrate!

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  18. Hope Laura feels comfort and quickly recovering! The wires everywhere interrupts... Glad you got to capture some interesting photos around the town.

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  19. Oh my goodness! Not fun. I hope your daughter is better and y'all are home now.
    As always your pictures are beautiful.

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  20. I am so glad that your daughter is on the mend! I'm sure this Easter must have been very special.....I do hope it was celebrated at home, although 'Brat' is a lovely place to stay!

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  21. The title of your post caught my attention on another's blog...I grew up in Bratt until the summer between 7th/8th grade, then moved up the road to Chester! Many of my relatives still live in the area. I love visiting there when I am in the area. I just noticed your post before this one is about Landgrove...I spent my winter weekends working in a ski lodge there and skiing at Bromley! I will be following your blog...another way to stay in touch with my home state.
    Hope your daughter is doing well.

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  22. Oh my! How frightening to have the medical emergency with your daughter, especially while away from home! Glad she's on the mend. Lovely pictures of an interesting town!

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  23. oh my goodness! i am sorry about your daughter, hoping she is doing great now! scary!

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  24. Hello Karen....nice to have found your blog through "Good Fences"....great triple fence photo.

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  25. Hope your daughter is now back " in the pink". Scary stuff!

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