I visited my daughter Angela and her partner Abe in White River Junction between January 6 and the 13th. My son Isaac came along, too. Since Angela’s attending the Center for Cartoon Studies, and should receive her MFA this May, I thought I share a few photos I took during our post-holiday winter stay at WRJ.

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Greetings at the Coolidge Hotel

After a long red-eye flight, complete with delays and hunger, accentuated with poor sleep, coffee was necessary.

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Angela and Abe in sunny, downtown WRJ

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Isaac with coffee

It had snowed and was sort of melting. Signs mentioned that it is not safe to stand near the eaves of buildings.

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We took a tour of the CCS seniors’ building, starting with the stairs.

Then to the main senior classroom, where Angela showed us her desk.

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The whiteboard information

A doll and found art add the necessary decorations for a cartoon classroom. This is serious education after all.

There are also some Asian influenced artworks to view.

And some wall art.

I took a tour of the downtown White River Junction…

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This is the main building of the Center for Cartoon Studies

A few more buildings from WRJ.

Yes, WRJ has an opera house. Oddly. And there’s also an old train station there…

And the entrance to Angela’s place, plus a couple more photos of a garage door above where A&A live, and the trees at the top of the hill… or the mountain, as they rightfully call it, though it would be a foothill if it were here. Sorry. I couldn’t help saying that.

I also visited the possibly world famous Center for Cartoon Studies [Charles] Schultz Library. If it isn’t world famous, it should be.  There are so many fantastic and amazing books in this library—Kapow!—I’d advise everyone who can to plan a visit. The books fill the shelves from ceiling to floor. There are major publishers and self-published books represented. You’ll find everything from the mass produced books to the highest quality limited-edition handmade books on the shelves. And no white gloves necessary.

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Entryway to the CCS Schultz Library with Angela at work.

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Angela and Abe at work in CCS’ library

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By the end of the week, we were pretty tired.