Monday, October 10, 2011

Columbus Day Weekend in Vermont...

On Saturday I took my mom for a ride through the Berkshires and up to Bennington, Vermont. We first stopped in Cheshire and enjoyed the view of Cheshire Lake and the surrounding mountains, the views where breathtaking and it was a perfect "Indian Summer" day. While in Vermont we stopped at the "Old First Church" where the Congregation was first organized in 1762. The Church was dedicated to Separation of Church and State and was founded by those seeking religious freedom.

The cemetery located at the Church was very fascinating to me, I love looking at old stone markers and there were so many interesting ones. The Author " Robert Frost" is buried at this very cemetery, however, I wasn't able to see his grave as my mom was a little tired, so we decided we would take the drive back up another day. I have been past that very church many times and never knew of it's history nor did I know that Robert Frost was buried there.

I really enjoyed taking pictures of the cemetery and the Church, the shadows at that time of day made the pictures even more interesting to my eye. On my next trip back to Vermont I plan to stop at the Bennington Battle Monument. The monument is the tallest structure in Vermont and commemorates the Battle of Bennington, a battle that lead to the turning point of the Revolutionary War. I have visited the Monument before but I didn't have the chance to take pictures.

This weekend was absolutely beautiful, the weather couldn't have been nicer and my mom and I spent a wonderful day together. We ended the day with a nice dinner at a favorite spot of ours where you can eat in your car or sit at a picnic table. We laughed and we sang our old favorites songs while driving along, what more can you ask for, a day spent with your Mother!


  1. Beautiful old church in my home time you go to Vermont, you should go to the Meeting House in is another very old landmark going back to the late 1700's. The cemetery there has some very nice old headstones.

  2. Hi Kim! So nice to see you. I love old churches and cemetery stones. Great pictures, looked like a wonderful day to spend with your Mom.


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