posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 02:08 PM
I live in Vermont, and I love it. Granted, our winters last up to five months, but it's incredibly pristine and wholesome here. The people are a bit
reserved, but honest, salt-of-the-earth folk who will always help you out when you're in trouble. The summers are beautiful and mellow -- there are
lots of lakes and rivers you can swim in; and we have forests, green hills, fields, and waterfalls in abundance. And then there are our Indian
summers, of course, when the leaves turn all shades of gold, orange, and brown, mixed in with the bright red of the maple trees. It's just absolutely
breathtaking, IMO. Even though I've been living here for seven years now, I never get sick of it. I've been living other places before, e.g.,
Germany, Arizona (GREAT starry skies and landscapes!), Oregon, Washington, New Jersey, I really prefer this scenery. Vermont is also one of the most
liberal states -- if you have kids, for example, you can opt out of vaccinations via "moral concerns." Our capital has about 4,000 residents, our
largest city has approx. 38,000.
I like the slow pace of the native Vermonters; it's like they have their own clocks and calendars... nothing is being rushed. They're very earthy
people, which I missed when I was living in beautiful but flaky Sedona, AZ. It takes a while to make friends here, since people don't open up
immediately, but the ones you do get, you keep for the long haul, it seems. I like that better than the superficial friendliness of say, Sedonians,
who accept you as their brother at first sight, but if you're in need, no one's there to help you.
Just my personal opinion.