I will to going to Burlington VT next week to seek the leaf foliage. I know Vermont has a lot of small towns that would be a great place to live and would like to visit some. We plan to do a lot of driving, maybe up hwy 100 and then one day up to the North toward Montreal.
If you know of any good small towns that I could review while in VT, please let me know. If you have retired in VT, let us know where you live and what the area has to offer.
UPDATE: Well I did visit Vermont and really liked it. We staying in Burlington and liked everything about it. It has a University, a great small town for walking, many restaurants, many sites to see like the Vermont Teddy Bear factory, Lake Champlain, and others. We did Stowe, the ski resort up in the mountains were I took that photo at the top of the post. Side trips up to Montreal Canada and over to upstate New York were great too. I see from our site that there are several 55+ communities in Vermont so I need to take another visit.
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So you finally have time to peruse other than work activities. What are some of the hobbies semi retired and retied folks enjoy.
It can be a wide range of things. Whatever you enjoy.
Collecting and/or restoring muscle cars from our youth is appealing to some men. Of coarse outdoors activities like hiking, fishing and hunting are popular.Â For social activities check out meetup.com to check on groups near you.Â You may be amazed to see how many qroups and interests there are available to you to get involved.
Many women enjoy gourmet cooking, books clubs, volunteering,Â and shopping. The Internet is a great source of hobbies and even a hobby unto itself.Â If you are a book reader, just have to check out PaperBackSwap.com.
Couples like traveling to new places and of coarse cruising is exciting and affordable.Â Gardening is making a comeback and Victory Gardens are enjoyable and rewarding.Â Stamp collecting, coin and collecting medals is also making a come back and could be a good investment.Â Keeping up with your investments becomes a hobby for some.Â Having time to go to the library and museums becomes enjoyable again.Â Reading and bookstore visits, attending government and civic meetings, and getting involved in politics are major activities.
Gosh how did we ever find time to work?