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Brigham Young Birthplace

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 by | 1 comment

This weekend we drove up to Vermont to visit the birth town of Brigham Young.  He was born in Whitingham in 1801.  Jacob said it hasn’t really changed that much.  It was cute and quite rural, like all of Vermont.  But there were plenty of sites to entertain us including a general store/post office that reminded me of the Catawba Mercantile, with an added antique shop in back.  There were some beautiful barns, including the one next to the information sign about Brigham Young.

We also passed a frozen lake dotted with huts, I assume for ice fishing.  It was really cool, I think I’ve only seen something like that in the movie grumpy old men.  I pulled into the parking lot and almost drove us onto/into the lake since I failed to realize that the lake wasn’t the only sheet of ice, so was the parking lot.  I was happy that we stopped by the lake, and really that we stopped period.

I was excited to see so much snow!  It even flurried a bit both Friday night and Saturday morning.  We have only had one serious snow since winter started.  Anna seemed to enjoy the cold.  She loves wind in general, so whenever she gets out of the car she gets excited to feel the breeze.  We had to tromp through the snow to get to the monument, which is in the corner of a baseball field of a public park.  What an adventure.

It took a little while to get warm again, after being out in the snow.  A bit of Massachusetts apple cider helped with that, and on our way back home we stopped at the Yankee Candle flagship store where we picked up a new toy for Anna to enjoy on the ride home.  She played with the toy for about five minutes before falling asleep for the remainder of the drive.  I’m very grateful that we were kept safe during our short vacation, and that we got to see so much.  Anna had never visited Vermont before.  Yay for random excursions, even in the cold winter months 🙂

1 Comment

  1. Fun trip! Scary about the frozen parking lot leading into the frozen lake! We are excited to see yall this weekend!

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