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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

City Mouse, Country Mouse

There's always a certain adjustment when you leave Vermont and travel to a more urban environment. Jessamyn West sums up the disconnect nicely in this post from yesterday.

She writes:

The longer I stay in Vermont, the more I'm a gawking slack-jawed tourist when I'm in the city. Look at these PEOPLE. Look how TALL that BUILDING is. I got to do a lot of late night subway riding. Look how LATE these people are AWAKE. I had tacos out in Redhook while watching a soccer game. OMG how TASTY is this food?! I paid equal amounts for a taxi ride and a fancy cocktail. Twelve DOLLARS. I got to hang out with ten friends at once and it wasn't even a holiday. It sure was fun.

Then I got in my (unlocked all weekend — you know how this part goes) car to drive home from the train station. When I was just a few miles from home, driving along a road (yes it's called notown, I know I know) that is bordered on one side by a river and one side by a pretty steep hill. I saw what I thought was a horse in the road and slammed on the brakes, skidded a little and came to a stop next to a moose. We regarded each other for a while in the light of my headlights on the totally-abandoned-at-10-pm route 107 and then he trundled off. I've never been that close to a moose in my life.

Good thing she was able to stop. We wouldn't want to lose our internet folk-hero.

June 27, 2007 at 10:36 AM in VT Blogs | Permalink


Speaking of moose... you've got to see these photos from a Front Porch Forum member... baby moose's arrival into this world via Colchester front yard.

Posted by: Michael Wood-Lewis | Jun 27, 2007 4:25:23 PM

Oh boy, can I relate! I am always so awed at how tall buildings can be and how many people can fit on 1 side walk at the same time!

Posted by: Jacky | Jun 27, 2007 7:47:19 PM

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