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Jun 9, 2018 - Barre, VT

In Barre, which claims to be the Granite Capitol of the World, we visited the Rock of Ages Granite company visitors’ center and had a tour of their massive granite quarry. The granite deposit in this area is miles long and wide and is several thousand feet thick. It is calculated to last in excess of 450 years at the current rate of production. We also visited the local Hope cemetery to see the many locally quarried and carved granite tombstones. This is a world known cemetery do to the number of beautiful locally produced markers. Next we...

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Jul 14, 2012 - Granite, Coffee, Great Burgers & More Ice Cream

Off to check out some of the local sights. We'd read and were told by several people the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry in Barre, VT was a great tour. And we were not disappointed. Very interesting and beautiful stone work. We like to ask a local person for a good place for lunch, the sweet little lady that worked in the gift shop at the quarry said everything was good in town. So I said which one is your favorite? A lady waiting to check out behind me said she had a favorite, but was going to wait and see what the clerk told me. The clerk...

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Aug 19, 2009 - Thursday, August 19, - Cabot Creamery, and Maple Syrup

We began with a tour of Cabot Creamery which is a dairy co-op that produces cheese, sour cream, dips, cottage cheese, powdered milk and yogurt. They are one of the largest producers in the US and the Cabot products are sold in many stores, including Wal-Mart. They had about 20 flavors of cheese out for tasting 10 of which were types of cheddar. We stopped for lunch at Rainbow Sweets Bakery and Café thinking it was just a small sandwich shop. Well they offered several meat Greek pastry options as well as many wonderful French pastries. We...

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Mills Spring 2009

Aug 18, 2009 - Wednesday, August 18th – Ben & Jerry’s & several other tours

The long awaited tour of Ben & Jerry’s was interesting and tasty. We were at the plant for the first tour of the day so no crowds. The factory is very colorful and decorated to entertain children. I was impressed by the social responsibility of the company. Many if not all of the Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops are operated by nonprofit organizations who hire those who need job training. The Cold Hollow Apple Cider press was not making cider yet (apples are just beginning to ripen) but we watched a video and tasted some excellent cider along...

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Mills Spring 2009

Aug 17, 2009 - Tuesday, August 17 – Barre VT – Limehurst Lake Campground

We are starting back to Florida now. Barre (berry) is near the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory tours and several other tours. Our new campground has large grassy sites and a nice pond that can be easily seen from our site. It also boasts a fenced off leash area and a nice walking trail around the pond. Today we rested and took a tour at the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry. We viewed a film and were taken to the quarry where we watched workers cut huge slabs that are processed into grave markers, monuments and statues. The artwork on the...

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Mills Spring 2009

Aug 16, 2009 - Sunset at West Bay

Our last day, we road the bus into Acadia to watch the sun set at west bay. It was not great but we still enjoyed the view and met a nice couple who come to Acadia often. Jet enjoyed the extra attention. Forgot to mention that yesterday, we took Cricket, Spice & Jet to a state park within walking distace from our camp. Spice & Jet had a great time playing in the water - Cricket thought they were nuts and stayed in the shade. The downside was that Spice & Jet needed baths - again.

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Mills Spring 2009