Dog Mountain (and a closed library)

Hello, people!

If you have never been from upstate New York and into Vermont via the Adirondack Mountains, I highly recommend it. The Adirondacks are home to some awesome sights! I could not photograph some of the best ones because many times there was not a good place to pull over. And yes, Dominowski, my camera is not awesome, either…

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Apparently, though, due to bad planning on my part, I tried to visit a library that is half in the US and half in Canada. I thought I read that it was “open daily,” but it turned out to be closed on Sundays.

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Instead, I drove south and found DOG MOUNTAIN- 143 Parks Rd, St Johnsbury, VT.

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Up on Dog Mountain (which IS notated on Google Maps, by the way) is Stephen Huneck’s art gallery and dog chapel.

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Apparently, Stephen had a close brush with death and this made him re-evaluate many things in life. Family members passing is painful, and despite the fact that we consider the family dog a part of the family, there are few resources for those celebrating their life or grieving their death. Here, artwork and other dog related items are available for purchase and the chapel is a place of comfort for those in mourning.

The even sadder news is that, due to my pointless trip to the library, I arrived at the gallery a half hour after closing, so I could not go inside. The views from the top of the mountain are gorgeous, though, and the little I’ve seen tells me it is indeed worth venturing out, if you are a dog lover.

Sorry this post is not as in depth. Sundays in Vermont are apparently a good day to do free things outside.

Until next time, dahlings…

 

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