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Jul 12, 2019 - Lone Pines

We left Lake Champagne on July 12th and headed to Lone Pines Campground in Colchester Vermont near Lake Champlain. Didn’t know when we booked these campgrounds that the lake names would be so similar, but that’s how it turned out. Lone Pines is a “family” campground, meaning that it caters to families with kids – there is a pool, several playgrounds, a putt-putt golf course, and game room. We were there in the heart of the summer season and the campground was packed. We had a nice long pull-through site with lots of grass all around. We...

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Oct 8, 2018 - Stowe and Ben and Jerry’s

Yesterday we worshipped with a group of Christians in Milton. They are a group of 20 or so. Today was our last day for touring! Our stops for today were all at the same interstate exit. Stowe is about 40 or so miles south of us. During our stop there, we enjoyed a leisure walk up and down both sides of the street lined with shops. Parking was free. From Stowe, we drove up the mountain to the Von Trapp Family Lodge. On a clear day, it would have been beautiful. After a brief stop there, we went to the Ben and Jerry’s Factory. It sits near...

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Oct 6, 2018 - UVM Morgan Horse Farm

This is Columbus Day weekend and Canada’s Thanksgiving Day weekend. The campground is packed, and the roads are busy. We decided to steer clear of the high tourist areas. The plans had been to do a scenic drive, but the sky was gray. The decision was made to go to the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm in Middlebury. As we traveled south on Highway 7, we had lovely views of the Adirondacks to our west. Lake Champlain separates NY and VT. We stopped at Vermont Flannel. “The Vermont Flannel Co.™ is a family-owned business, a husband and...

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Oct 5, 2018 - Covered Bridges and Smugglers' Notch

The sun shone for the first time in six days! Woohoo! It was a perfect day for driving through the countryside and mountains of Vermont. Our day began with a quest for covered bridges. “Vermont is home to more than 100 covered bridges, boasting more covered bridges per square mile than any other U.S state. The bridges date from 1820 (the original Pulp Mill Bridge across Otter Creek in Middlebury), with most constructed during the mid and late 19th Century.” (https://www.vermontvacation.com/things-to-do/arts-and-heritage/covered-bridges)....

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Oct 4, 2018 - Travel to Colchester, Vermont

Today was a travel day. Amazingly, it wasn’t raining. The clouds were thick though. We departed the campground about 10:30. The Vermont border was only 15 minutes north. There is no east - west interstate across Vermont so we traveled Highway 2 between I-93 and I-89. It turned out to be a lovely drive. The foliage was quite dramatic as we drove through the mountains. There were numerous small towns and communities. It was a good option. As we cleared the mountains, the fall colors disappeared. This is our last tour stop before heading...

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Jul 29, 2018 - Colchester, VT

Lonesome Pines in Colchester VT is a really nice campground, and it is nice to be back in familiar surroundings. Manually operating the hydraulic leveler and putting the slides out weren't too bad since we already had experience with it. It was time consuming but the results were good. So we decided to complete our trip and not cut it short. Janet's mother in St Albans is good. We had supper with her and caught up on all the family news. On the second day we went to Church Street in the morning and then had dinner with Joanne, our friend...

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Jul 16, 2018 - Last of Vermont

Mon., July 16th – As we drove north from Colchester in an all day loop around the Green Mountains, it was a day of “one lasts”…. one last waterfall hike, one last covered bridge, one last maple sugarhouse farm, and one last look at the little village towns of Vermont. We had an amazing lunch stop at the von Trapp Lodge…established by the Austrian family who inspired the Sound of Music. Each of us tried something a little different…bratwurst, sauerkraut mashed potatoes, pickled eggs, shredded radish salad, etc. Sounds weird, I know, but oh...

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Jul 15, 2018 - Burlington, Vermont

Sun., July 15th – This morning we attended Daybreak Community Church - just around the corner from the campground. After a quick lunch, we headed for the Burlington downtown harbor to catch the 2pm Spirit of the Ethan Allen III cruise on beautiful Lake Champlain. It was a very warm 88* blue skies day, and the scenery around the lake with the Green Mountains on one side and the Adirondacks on the other was awesome. After the cruise, we hurried to make it to the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory for the free afternoon chocolate tasting. The...

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Jul 14, 2018 - Montpelier, Vermont

Sat., July 14th – This morning we crossed the Connecticut River into the New England state of Vermont with all the natural landscape beauty we have only seen in pictures until today. This state is known for its cheeses, Ben and Jerry ice-cream, and maple syrup, so we made our first stop at the Bragg Farm Maple Sugarhouse store and gift shop. We all tried the soft serve maple ice-cream and picked up some of their family produced pure maple syrup. Next stop.... Montpelier, the capital of Vermont, named as the #1 best small town in America....

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Oct 12, 2017 - Lone Pine, Colchester, VT

Today we visited the Morse Farm maple sugar works. We learned how maple syrup is made and did some testing. Afterwards we went to Cold Hollow cider mill to see apple cider being made. We tasted the apple cider and had donuts. After cider we went to The von Trapp lodge and brewery. We found out the history of the family that was the basis for The Sound of Music. We then went to the brewery for a fine lunch. After that we drove back thru Smuggers Notch. We listened to the wagon master tell us history of the notch.

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Oct 11, 2017 - Lone Pine, Colchester, VT

Yesterday was a travel day from Thetford, VT to Colchester, VT. We did wash and went to the store but nothing else was going on. Today we visited shelburne museum and looked around. We went on a Merry go round, went to see the Circus exhibit, the train exhibit, The Ticonderoga and then the grill for lunch. We then went to the General store to finish the day. No getting ready for the Yankee game.

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Sep 26, 2016 - Colchester, VT

Our stay here in Colchester is only 7 miles from the state's largest city Burlington. At 42,000 Burlington is smallest of the largest towns of the 49 other states. Colchester is 2nd in population with 17,000. Lucky that we were in a metro area as Scott needed new frames for his glasses (the nose piece came off) and he was able to find new frames and have his lenses ground to fit in only one hour in Burlington. My phone was leaking purple under the screen and after much calling around, we found Staples had the right screen and did the...

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