To The Daily Sun,
This weekend I attempted to go to the Flume. Bad idea, it was crazy busy. So my husband and I decided to drive on and enjoy the amazing day of beautiful weather. We ended up heading over to St. Johnsbury, Vermont. We have never been there and it is a great little town.
We stopped at a maple store (of course) and we had a great conversation with the two ladies working in the store and we got on the subject of pets. They told us on our way back we had to stop at the Dog Chapel.
It was were the talented artist Stephen Huneck and his wife lived and had a studio. It's called Dog Mountain. If you love animals you must go and bring your pet(s). What a place! The chapel he created is just beautiful, but it is what is inside that is awesome. Every inch of wall space is covered with pictures and "notes of love" for the dogs that have passed on in so many people's lives.
You will need tissues, trust me. Stephen's art and carvings are in the chapel as well. He and his wife passed and it is mainly running on donations. We left with T-shirts, art, books, all from the store on the grounds. The view is breathtaking! The fall will be amazing up there. Tons of friendly people and cute dogs everywhere.
Please check it out. It is worth the trip. And bring your pet(s), they are welcome up there to run free on the 150 acres of land dedicated to our furry buddies. We are heading back soon with ours.
Denise C. Burke
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