My wife and I recently took a couple of weeks to visit Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island in the Canadian Maritimes. It is always great to get away and everyone should take an opportunity to visit these spectacular destinations. Cape Breton is steeped in culture with its famous fiddle music and the incredible vistas that can be seen while driving or hiking along the Cabot Trail. Prince Edward Island offers beautiful unspoiled beaches with the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, world famous PEI Blue Mussels and an abundance of Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons.
Yet with all there is to see and experience when traveling across the United States and around the world, it is always amazing how beautiful Vermont is in comparison.Whether we travel to the coast of Maine or the National Seashore on Cape Cod or fly out to the west coast, we are always appreciative of the spectacular environment we have chosen as our home in Vermont. The moment you cross the Connecticut River when driving in from the east and south or crossing Lake Champlain from the west or cross the border from the north, the landscape changes immediately to that of unmistakably Vermont. And the best part is, this is a great place to live year round. The winter is just as beautiful and enjoyable as the summer.
Although we were sorry to say goodby to the eagles and herons and, yes, the mussles, we were happy to be leaving them to be coming home to Vermont.