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" When I returned to Vermont in 2000, I realized it is not merely New Hampshire turned upside down. (Find a map. It's freaky.) My advice to Vermont's inside kids is to leave. "Go," I say. "And come back. Rediscover the unique, magnificent, bucolic state that you so foolishly resented for so long. Trust me, you'll be a better Vermonter for it."
I hope I am.
The famous promotional slogan says, "I (heart) VT."
Me? I dig Vermont.
I dig that when I wake on a mid-summer morning, and it looks like a John Denver song outside my open windows, I have several options: run by the lake, bike on the recreation trail converted from a dormant railroad bed, or spend the day at a local nudists' campground. (True story. You'll see.) "