Posted tagged ‘Autumn’

For the Love of Autumn

October 22, 2020

“As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

“How beautifully leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days!” ~ John Burroughs

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~ L. M. Montgomery

What’s the Scoop?

October 8, 2015

Ice cream is the scoop!

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What better way to spend a beautiful fall day in Vermont than at Ben & Jerry’s Factory! A big round of YUM from everyone!

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Enter into the ice cream parlor.

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Ben & Jerry’s is a place that can stir excitement in the hearts, souls, and mouths of the very young to the very old. If you’re an ice cream aficionado, then this is the place to be. From the beginning, Ben and Jerry had it right when it came to their ice cream business – quality ingredients and a work ethic that led to success.

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In the beginning, there was a renovated gas station…

The tour begins with an entertaining and educational video that’s the perfect length. It touches on the highlights of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream career and demonstrates how they thought outside the ice cream box when they established their business.

Takin’ it to the road…

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An ice cream road trip!

The next part of the tour took us into the inner workings of the ice cream factory. Shhh, it’s a secret! From there we went to the tasting room. The ice cream of the day was chocolate chip, caramel swirl! Yummy! It really didn’t matter what flavor it was because you can’t go wrong with any flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. There’s a great story behind this successful business. If you ever have a chance to tour the factory, take advantage of it. It’s a tasty treat!

If you and your family like ice cream, you might want to check out these books.

Ben and Jerry:  Ice Cream Manufacturers (Food Dudes) by Joanne Mattern

Milk to Ice Cream by Lisa M.Herrington

Ice Cream:  The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons

The Scoop on Ice Cream by Bonnie Williams

Ice Cream by Elisha Cooper

The Rest of the ABC Travel Tale

October 11, 2011

New England is gorgeous in fall. When you experience it with family and friends, it’s even more so. The past few days, we walked our little tootsies off. We talked nonstop. We laughed until it hurt. Impressive sights, gourmet delights, and incredible memories topped off the long weekend.

Let me start again and give you the ABC lowdown.


Apples Galore

Boston Harbor

Covered Bridges

Duck Boats

Elizabeth among the Mums

Fall Colors in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Glen Ellis Falls in New Hampshire 

Hooker Entrance

Institute of Contemporary Art

John Kerry’s Residence (2 for 1)


Movie Set for R.I.P.D.

North End

Old South Meeting House

Pumpkin Picking

Quincy, MA

Rose Kennedy Greenway


Treasure Trove of Colorful Trees

Umbria (Food!)

Vintage Lounge (Libations!)

Waterfall in New Hampshire

XV Beacon, a Boutique Hotel in Boston


The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge

That’s it! My ABC travel tale is finished. I’m tired out and I’m lettered out, but I still have a huge smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart.

If you’d like to peruse an autumn ABC book, check this out.

A is for Autumn by Robert Maass (Henry Holt and Co., August 2011)

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