Cast of Characters:
Jon - soulmate, confidant, and best friend...likes good food, good wine and me...what more could I want? :D
Me - Rebecca, Anne, Becca...whatever...I know who I am
About an hour and a half into the ride, just outside of Massachusetts, Jon starts staring at me and grinning. I ignore him for a bit as, apparently, this is a new little game we play. It seems as though this man does not have a single, solitary word to say to me until I pick up my library book. Suddenly I become the most interesting person in the entire universe and he wants to play twenty questions. Usually I multitask, chatting and reading at the same time, but this morning I’m feeling coy, so I pretend not to notice him.
After about five minutes, he clear his throat.
I look up from book. “Yes, dear?”
“Am I ignoring you sweetheart?”
Big silly grin.
“Do you want me to entertain you while you drive.”
Starts laughing and looks in the back seat.
I follow his gaze and then look back at him coyly, “I’m pretty sure *that’s* not going to happen, love. We’re on our way to Vermont.”
More laughter. Looks in the back seat again.
Once again I follow his gaze, “I don’t see anything, hon.”
Now I'm just bored. Scowl.
He clears his throat. “Um. Remember when you asked me if I wanted you to put my clothes in the suitcase?”
“Yes. You said no you wanted to hang them in the back seat.” Big scowl.
“Can I change my answer?”
He’s forgotten his clothes. Still there, on the doorknob, pressed and neatly hanging.
Random Road Shots:
I take these because it drives Jon bonkers...and as he's gone and forgotten his clothes, I figure he deserves it. I love to lean as far out of the car as I can and snap pictures from the roof of the car...I sometimes wonder if he's more worried about me or the camera...but then I come to my senses....it's the camera of course!!
First stop, Healdville, Vermont and Crowley Cheese. Crowley Cheese is the oldest continually operated cheese producer in the United States, and the only remaining original Vermont Cheese. All of their cheese is made entirely by hand, in small quantities, and then aged to perfection…just the way it was made over 100 years ago. It’s been feautured on the TV show, Dirty Jobs, and is *fascinating* to watch in action. We stop by and chat with the cheesemaker, who recognizes us from our visit in February and offers to give us the “unoffical” tour. We were allowed into a couple of the back rooms where they were waxing the cheese and then upstairs to visit the “ice box” where the store the cheese while it ages. We sample (and sample) until we’ve had our fill and then purchase a few bars of cheese to take along on the road with us….if you’re ever there, I highly recomment the muffaletta cheese and the extra sharp cheddar.
More to come....