The new MacDonald's fast food restaurant in Springfield, Vermont, went up and opened very expeditiously. Happily, it is a pleasant exercise in understatement that doesn't offend nearly as much as other such venues have, even the old boulders have been used thoughtfully in the new landscaping. A recent visit found a place bustling with activity, nicely designed to afford a choice view to those who dine in, and cleverly laid out in order to allow two parties to place orders at the same time, from twin drive-up windows in the back - where much care has been given to landscaping that begins to acknowledge the nice placement along the Black River. The speaker systems in the twin outdoor kiosks are quite amusing, as they allow the listener to hear the activity in the restaurant where the operator is working - yesterday the dialogue between the clerk and the trainer was very illuminating, to say the least.
After a few moments, the entire transaction was complete - including the smiling hand-off of the purchase. To be sure, it is still MacDonald's, but it has to be said that they did a pretty good job rebuilding it, here in Springfield, Vermont. - Edward Huse
Edward Huse, 2013
Springfield, Vermont- City of Lights, Official Home of the Simpsons, and Jewel of the Upper Valley
Visible from outer space, Springfield, Vermont, is a City of Lights, a veritable Garden of Delights, and it has the honor of having been voted "Official Home of the Simpsons"! What more can a town ask for? Potholes and broken pavements you ask? Heck, we have more than One Thousand And One Potholes, spread all along whole stretches of the public byways (which, potholes aside, in the Winter become more like random staircases then level roadways in places, reminding one of the hillside towns of the Cinque Terra). Yes, inexplicably, a fresh filling will indeed be witnessed now and then, but this is likely done mostly for effect and contrast, and to remind us of how interesting it is to patch patches, however patchily. And Truth be told, Springfield's Other Finest, the Public Works Department, can be seen zipping right along in good weather, repaving the worst stretches with alacrity and finesse, (in time for Winter to have yet more fun with cars). Visible desde el vacuo del espacio, Springfield, Vermont, es una ciudad de luces, es un verdadero Jardín Encantado - ¡además de tener el honor de haver sido elegido Sede Oficial de los Simpson! ¿Que más puede pedir una ciudad - calles en malas condiciones con mogollón de baches? ¡Eso si, baches tenemos tambien, y a montón! Pero hay que ver, que durante este Verano se han hecho maravillas reparando el calcado municipal.
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