Lets get on with it - a quick Vermont run-down:
I love it there. There are maple trees; syrup. There are lots of covered bridges. Lots of gorges. And lots of general stores - my favorite, if you're ever driving through central Vermont is in the town of Warren - they make their own bread and you can get terrific sandwiches to take on your hike.
We stopped at every single salvation army thrift store and goodwill in the state. At the last one on the way home a car crashed into the front of the store a few feet from where I was browsing.
I'm working on a new camera purchase this week - test driving a Canon 50D today with a macro 55mm lense. It is throw-your-hands-in-the-air-out-of-control. Results soon..