There is always a place where your heart sits most comfortably, a place which is like no other. Mine is Vermont. It especially lives in the Newport area. Its remote rugged beauty with people who I love and admire and miss terribly are all there. Rainer and I went to visit and attend my dear friend's surprise (and it was!) 30th anniversary party held in a beautiful spot right on Lake Memphremagog. We enjoyed our weekend stay at *the* finest B and B anywhere - Swedish inspired Little Gnesta in Newport - highly recommended for your travels North. We spent an evening catching up and chatting till far too late then partying the next night with a full tour of the area where I used to live to fill in the gaps for Rainer squeezed in between. Monday we spent the morning walking the beautiful new bike/ski path next to the big lake before we turned our car South to head home.