The greatest takeaway from our trip is just how warm and generous everyone has been to Rob and I. We've been gifted hours of others' precious time and knowledge, treated to snacks and meals and beers and even offered places to stay.
Our evening in Northeast Vermont was spent on a converted school bus on Andy Paonessa and Meghan Stotko's Heartwood Farm - an organic vegetable and maple farm, catering business and education program. Meghan not only offered us -a couple she'd only exchanged a few emails with - the bus, but also insisted we stay even though she and Andy had to unexpectedly leave town. I can't really explain how touched and special it feels to receive that kind of goodness...only that I look forward to do the same for someone else one day.