Update. Yes, went to Vermont. Yes, brought the recliner to sleep on. No, I did not sit on it during the drive like Granny Clampett!!!
BUT........drumroll.........I took a picture!!!!!!! Still can't hold the Nikon, but I can hold the point and shoot now........can't hold it up to eye level, but somehow managed to take a few pictures. Went out to find a rainbow after a late day shower with the sun shining......drove up to Duck Pond Road and found this:
"THE COLORS OF THE WIND"
It was pretty cool that the first landscape that I've been able to shoot is of a rainbow!