A weekend trip to snowy Vermont and New Hampshire last weekend, two days of covered bridges and northern New England history, left me with George Clooney’s voice in my head.
Woodstock, VT, is a small town about a three-hour drive north from Boston and about five hours from New York City. As of the 2010 census, its population was just over 3,000 people, spread across 44 square miles. Set in Vermont’s scenic Green Mountains, the town and surrounding village are postcard-perfect, filled with historic buildings and houses, small farms, quaint inns and old taverns.
As happens in December, there is a buzz around the return of a certain mythical figure, able to stop children in their tracks, bring adults to attention, and known to bellow “Ho Ho Ho”.
This time around though, it’s not a man in red with a white beard. This one is green. He is currently on a cross-country road trip and his goal is to change children’s behavior and maybe some grown ups’ habits too.