Normally when we head to Vermont, we head straight to the woods and sleep on a dirt floor. This weekend was different. It marked the beginning of our year long journey to explore the various communities of Vermont, to find the one that is a match for us. We ate at local places, combed potential grocery stores, looked at schools, searched for real estate. And through what sounds like a busy weekend, we all felt incredibly quiet and still. We breathed easily.
We are looking forward to many more trips like this throughout the year.
Our plan has always been to return to Vermont when Emily completed sixth grade. We fully recognize that given the current climate, we will need to be more creative than ever to make our dream a reality.
We will either have our home sold or rented (whichever comes first) and be headed north, one year (and 2-3 months) from now... to live.
Let's hope life has the same plan for us...