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House For Sale: Albany, Vermont

“At our age, it’s getting to be a bit much for us,” Bill explained. “Besides,” Judy added, “we’ve always changed our lives every 15 years — and we’re a year overdue.” They’ll stay in the Northeast Kingdom, just in a smaller place — and at a slower pace.

After saying our good-byes, we barely beat two of the geese to our car. (They surely were dedicated “guard birds.”) Fifteen minutes later we were enjoying a bowl of beef and bean soup at one of the two general stores in the picturesque village of Craftsbury, just south of Albany. The well-regarded Inn on the Common is actually located a bit beyond the common there and is where CoachWorks Farm clientele stay. We’ve been told it has an excellent restaurant (by reservation only, however).

Shortly thereafter we headed over to St. Johnsbury on Routes 15 and 2 and then south on the interstate. As we admired the glorious New England scenery whizzing by on both sides, we couldn’t seem to think of anything but a certain patriotic tune. And, you know, wonderful as it is, a little of “Yankee Doodle” goes a long way.

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