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Another Part of Summer in the Green Mountains

Categories: Discover Vermont

After a great ski season Manfred and I were fortunate enough to partake in our own opportunity to refuel and refresh for a few weeks, and I am always reminded how beneficial such breaks can be. Now we are back and in the swing once again, and the emphasis shifts from the awesome winter outdoor activities that Vermont offers to the very special summer outdoor fun, like hiking, kayaking, mountain and road biking, swimming, etc.

But there is another beautiful side to summer in the mountains for those who seek a different kind of experience, and I took advantage first hand this week in a very big way. The Arts are what I’m referring to, and I started out with a visit to the Dorset Theater where I enjoyed a wonderful play entitled “The Scene.” It starred Tim Daly from “Wings” and “Private Practice” fame (among other credits) along with three other very talented actors. The playwright has a residence in Dorset and the audience was enchanted.

Then a few days later I was off to the Weston Playhouse where my friend and I have a season subscription every summer because the shows are always so delightful. We saw “Educating Rita” and the production was fantastic and very thought provoking. But there was more: Thursday night Manfred and I went to Mountain Top Resort (and the views are exactly what the name implies) for the Vermont Symphony Outdoor Concert Summer Tour, and what a treat. We ate our dinner on the lawn and savored such wonderful music from Tchaikovsky to Gershwin punctuated by a dazzling array of fireworks to the 1812 Overture and Sousa songs.

The final stroke was the opening chamber concert of the Killington Music Festival last night, for when you are married to an Austrian, and Mozart is on the program, you try not to miss it.

That was all in one week, and the entire summer in Vermont is as rich and varied as my last seven days. And with the Green Mountains for a backdrop it hardly gets any better.