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Oct 7, 2016 - Vermont - Autumn Colour?

The drive to Bennington was a matter of rivers and bridges. We crossed two major rivers: the Delaware (twice) and the Hudson, and a number of others such as the Popolopen creek and the Schuykill river. The colour of the trees is definitely changing as we get further north. It is very difficult to judge the right time to come to New England in the Fall but we seem to be lucky so far. Coffee and lunch were surprisingly difficult to find. We had coffee in a diner in a place called Milford. The staff were very friendly and the place was...

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Jul 9, 2015 - Vermont

We started our day with a delicious breakfast at Cindy's Westport Main Street Diner. We left Westport and headed to Vermont, crossing the New Crown Point Bridge, then following Lake Champlain south. Vermont fields were green with corn - not all as high as your knees by the 4th of July! The small towns were quaint and a white Congregational Church was in the middle of many of the towns. Our first stop was at the Vermont Country Store in Weston, VT - a favorite place of ours. We love seeing all the things we were use to growing up!!! Always...

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Oct 20, 2013 - The leaves are falling

What beautiful weather to be driving around Vermont and New Hampshire! The hills have been colorful, although not quite as colorful as we had remembered. That seemed to be in line with the assessments we heard from several “locals” in various places we stopped. And yet, as we drove Rt. 9 across southern Vermont, and then up Hwy 100 through the middle of that state, the feeling for me was one of awe and joy, even as we would crest one hill and see ahead another hill almost winter-like with a few evergreens sticking out among crowds of...

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Sep 19, 2013 - to Bennington VT; 20/279

130919-Thu-75884-We drove 196 miles today. We drove from Wells ME to Bennington VT all the way on Rt 9. Fairly good road but a lot of steep hills. On one hill, the fastest I could go was 25mph. I need to check the oil. I have already put 1 quart in, and the last time I checked it, it was OK and that was about 700 miles ago. We went thru Bennington at the start of our vacation.

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Jul 12, 2013 - Norman Rockwell Exhibit in Arlington, Vermont

We took a day drive north from Bennington, VT to Manchester, Vermont. This Norman Rockwell exhibit is at a Sugar Shack store in Arlington that sells its own maple syrup. It's not a museum quality environment but the exhibit is very interesting. We watched a 15 minute video on the life of Rockwell. He lived in Arlington for 14 years. Many of the locals at that time became subjects of his work. One room of the exhibit is pictures of those people and their testimonials of the experience along with a photo of the work he painted that included...

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Jul 9, 2013 - Enjoying Pine Hollow Campground

Yesterday we left Pennsylvania and drove through New York and part of Massachusetts before entering Vermont. We're now at the Pine Hollow Campground for a week. It's a very small park with few amenities and only 60 sites, but our site is one of the prettiest we've had this summer. We've lost at least 10 degrees in temperature, and we're enjoying that. The address of the park is Pownal, Vermont but this program doesn't recognize that small town. We're right by Bennington, Vermont. Today we started out early exploring the area. We've already...

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Aug 25, 2011 - Bennington Vermont

While staying at Greenwood Lodge and Campground we took one day to rest and the second day to do some sightseeing in Bennington and Old Bennington. Our first stop was the Bennington Museum. This museum houses a collection of Grandma Moses paintings that are a permanent collection. The also had a special exhibit of Folk Art comparing Grandma Moses' work to other folk artist. We enjoyed both exhibits. They also have a Wasp Martin Auto....one of only 20 made. For quilters....one other item in their permanent collection is the Dear Jane Quilt....

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SILVER TRAILS

Aug 25, 2011 - More Vermont Travel

Vermont is a beautiful state to travel in!!!! You can sit back and enjoy every back road mile. We traveled US 2 and US 7 while in Vermont. And we were never bored. As well as beautiful natural scenery there was many other sights. Our first day traveling in Vermont we were looking for a place to eat lunch. As we slowed down for some road construction we noticed a small park next to a lake....and we could easily get in and out. So we stopped. There was another RV stopping for lunch and we enjoyed chatting with them before they headed on down...

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SILVER TRAILS

Jun 3, 2011 - Exploring Bennington

Our visit to the Bennington has been great. We explored some of the covered bridges and beautiful rivers, went to the Bennington monument which was erected in memory of the Revolutionary War battle of Bennington, saw Grandma Moses schoolhouse and paintings along with other interesting items at the Bennington Museum and went to visit Woodford Lake Estates a place I spent a number of summers as a young teenager. The weather changed yesterday from 88 the day before to low 50's during the day yesterday and 30's last night. We are staying on top...

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Jun 1, 2011 - Back on the road

Well, we are finally back on the road after spending an extended stay at Penny's dads farm. Lots got done while we were there at it was great visiting with family. The weather could have been better, but we got some fishing in anyway. We are currently just outside of Bennington, Vt. I use to spend many summers here with my cousins on Woodford Lake. This area is beautiful and brings back great memories for me. Today we will be site seeing and checking out the many covered bridges in the area. Hopefully I can post some pics tomorrow. Hope all...

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Sep 25, 2010 - Saturday Bennington, VT

Today was beautiful. Driving the two lane roads gave the bugs more opportunity to find our windshield. Hopefully the photos will show the Fall foliage despite the dirty windshield. We seemed to hit a whole bunch of Norman Rockwell scenes of small town USA with lots of activity along the road with the small villages, the pumpkin patches, the yard sales, the farming, fairs, and roadside markets. We didn’t make very good time, but the drive was pretty. We can’t say it was a relaxing drive since the roads were narrow, hilly, and curvy. Around...

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The Trip of 2010

Sep 18, 2010 - NE trip---Vermont

Leaving NH and heading to VT was another first for us and we both were excited. When we arrived in VT and started driving through the state,we were not disappointed in any way. We found a nice campground 8miles from Bennington,VT. up in the mountains with great views. With the mountains around us ,I wasn't surprised to see the ski lodge next to the campground,although it was a little early for skiing. The first night the temp went down to mid 30's and we were happy to have our nice warm RV. The locals told me they could have a foot of snow...

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