I've lived in the Burlington (northwest) area of Vermont for about 15 years. One son is locally based and the other has been living in Santa Cruz for about a year. We have lived in a beautiful area with four distinct seasons, a large lake, many rivers and numerous mountain ranges which overlook farm lands. Burlington is quite vibrant ~ lots of outdoor sports, festivals, arts, music and good local food. I have had some wonderful times traveling ~ a bit overseas, some in the US and local road trips. I love to garden, kayak, stay connected with friends and nature, dabble with cooking and spend some time volunteering.