The #1 Reason why I love Vermont

The sunsets.


I feel like every sunset I see/photograph gets better and better. Vermont can be pretty unbearable at times during the colder months, and I feel like these sunsets are Mother Nature’s way of saying “I’m sorry I was so persnickety. Here’s a beautiful painting to say sorry.”

This sunset was taken 2 weeks ago at Oakledge Park where my friends and I made S’mores, played with Google Glass, and talked till the stars came out.

I hope you’re enjoying your summer adventures as much as I’ve been. I know there’s been some hard core radio silence on this end, and I want to change this. I’m just searching for the best direction to take this blog in.   What’s your favorite thing that your home offers?


Going back in time: To the beginning of May

Hello world! It’s me Brooke! Today I’ll be trying to keep up with this blog agian and to kick it off…  I’m going to do a post that was written in May, but do to a  hectic summer (and not wanting to go outside for fear of melting) I must have lost this post.  This is a post I wrote after my friends graduated from college and we took a graduation trip to Maine.  I wrote this  back in the beginning of May. Whoops.

Let’s go back in time to May 2013! ( After the jump)

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Procrastination leads to many blog Ideas… but very few actual posts

I know, I know, I am horrible at keeping promises and even worse at posting. I really don’t know how all of those bloggers do it! My June however has been very busy, at least for my standards, now with no school I suddenly have free time!

I realized that  It’s much easier to give you bullet points  of what I’ve been up to then to and then spend time working on all the other posts I have in mind.  This weekend I will not travel, and will be sitting down, and finally finishing  up the 6 posts that I have begun to write, that’s right ladies and gentlemen 6! So here’s a quick overview of my month and some pictures!


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The First Road Trip Of The Summer: Manchester Vt

First off real is in quotations because I never decided to drive off and go on an adventure on a whim before. Second, this adventure was  inspired by my love for fashion and the designer Betsey Johnson.

On Sunday, Jimmy, Julia and I took a trip down to Manchester Vermont for one reason.  Betsey Johnson.   I have always loved Betsey Johnson’s clothes and was devastated to see that she filed for Bankruptcy. All over Facebook and Twitter I see her posting these massive sales going on both online and at her stores.  Back in Pennsylvania there is a Betsey Johnson retail store at the mall, but there are none in Vermont… so I thought.  I saw her post how her outlets are going to be an extra 40% off and I had to find one nearby.  Little did I Know that at the Manchester Outlets they have a Betsey Johnson store! I nearly stood up from desk during my lunch break and do a dance for joy! I looked and saw that’s it’s 2 1/2 hours away, but as what Jimmy said “It’s worth it”.  He’s pretty cool isn’t he? And so our journey to Manchester began… We left Burlington around 10: 30 and after driving 45 minutes we stopped in Waitsfield to pick up my friend Julia. We had bottles of seltzer, chips and music and we were ready to go!

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Yet Another Long Delay

Once again I apologize for being so absent in the posts.  The final semester of my college career is finally coming to a close.  I wrapped up my internship at WCAX-TV last week and am really sad that I will no longer be interning there.  I had so much fun going around Burlington and editing  pieces for the 6 O’clock news on Saturdays.  You can check out just what I’ve done here! 

Not only have I completed my internship, but I have also completed my  demo reel for class, acquired a full time job (before graduation mind you!) and managed to not get extremely stressed! I currently only have two more finals to go and am very excited about that!  This weekend will kick off Senior Week, something that Champlain College offers where we get to go on a cruise  on Lake Champlain, go to Six Flags and go to a Red Sox game! I can’t wait for all the fun! I’ve worked really hard these past few months and cannot wait to get out in the real world! I also am excited because all my friends who are currently studying abroad, are going to be back in Burlington soon! I am very excited for graduation and the senior week festivities, but really I just can’t wait to be reunited with the gang! (this is where I would insert a picture of all us… but I don’t have any… this needs to change) 

This past semester I did some traveling, mostly around vermont  and a trip to Montreal! For my Photojournalism final I created a “24 hours in Montreal”, The whole time I was there  it was over cast so the pictures don’t pop up as mush as I would like.  But this is for your enjoyment! I plan on making more guides like this on other cities that I have been to, maybe I will have some more free time in the near future.

* The copy right now bounces around, but the final product will be much better! This draft is more for photo purposes. *

I have also added some pictures of beautiful Vermont, and a delicious crepe I had in montreal,  I am very excited to stay here for another year!

March and April in Montreal and Burlington. Yes it did snow during my spring break!

More updates on Burlington and the summer to come!