This Saturday we drove about an hour to visit Joseph Smith's birthplace. We were the only people there, which allowed our children a little freedom. We also had the privilege of seeing the Church's new movie, Joseph Smith The Prophet of the Restoration which is being shown at several visitors' centers as well as Temple Square.
We then drove down the road where we had lunch in the village of South Royalton, population 3,056, and home of Vermont's first (and only) law school-- Vermont Law School. It was my first true Stars Hollow experience. We ate in a cute little pizzeria that looked out on the town square (which included two gazebos, a seasonal ice skating rink, and three monuments).
The town square.
Gazebo in the square.
One of two beautiful churches in the town (this one faces the square).
Where the locals buy their groceries.
Postscript: We generally call Sharon, VT Joseph Smith's birthplace, but his parents' home sat directly on the town line, so technically South Royalton has a claim too!