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Jun 8, 2018 - Shelburne, VT

We drove on down the road to Shelburne, Vt., just south of Burlington, in NW Vermont where we visited the huge Shelburne Museum. This is the most incredible and largest museum we have seen. It is spread out over 45 acres of grounds and includes over 35 buildings, some of which are huge. There are artifacts and exhibits of every kind from early New England life. The museum even includes the side wheel steam boat Ticonderoga which sailed Lake Champlain until the railroads and highways took over transport. We also saw and estimated 150plus...

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Sep 25, 2016 - Shelburne Museum, VT

On Sunday I set off for the Shelburne Museum in the Burlington, Vermont area which is near to where we are staying. The museum's diversity in fine art, design and America appealed to me and not to Scott so he dropped me off at the museum and spent the day with Little Bear. Shelburne Museum was funded and created by Electra Havemeyer Webb. She drove an ambulance in New York City during WWI and in WWI she joined the Civilian Defense Organization and directed a civil defense center and blood bank. She donated her family's collection of fine...

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New England 2016

Aug 26, 2015 - through the woods

When we have visited Maine we have taken the expressway to and from, which brings us along the coast and through the congestion of the greater Boston area. Ken handles congestion with aplomb, but we have had trouble finding campgrounds that fit the bill - affordable, not thickly wooded, water, sewer, 50 amps. Real estate is expensive here and most of the campgrounds have been here a while, which makes them full of trees and challenging for a behemoth like us. But when we looked for alternatives and interesting stops to break up the drive...

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Jul 14, 2014 - Vermont Teddy Bear Factor

The home of the World's Famous Vermont Teddy Bear Factory is our next stop of the day. This is the best stop in Debbie's opinion. Here they sell live "not really" teddy bears. They never die. Once you buy a Teddy Bear they are guaranteed to never die. If something happens to the teddy bear just send it back, it will end up in the hospital but they WILL get it better or send you a brand new one with a new life. It's just is that simple. They have hearts, the children can pick the color/clothes/and type of bear. It is then given a heart and...

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Sep 16, 2012 - Shelburne Farms, downtown Burlington, and Evening Cruise

September 16, 2012- Ernie and Jeanine had arranged for us to have breakfast at Shelburne Inn, which was located on Shelburne Farm. The Inn is located in the old residence that was used by the Webb family when they lived on the Farm. This Sunday Brunch was elegant and delicious, with a harpist in the waiting area and locally sourced (mostly on the Farm itself) products that made up the breakfast. We finished in plenty of time to meet with our group at the Welcome Center and take a tour of the Farm. Shelburne Farms is about 3800 acres...

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Sep 15, 2012 - Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Shelburne Museum, and Dessert

September 15, 2012- We started our day today with the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, just down the road from our park. Our guide Tayla gave us the history of the Vermont Teddy Bear and showed us the factory where the bears are made. Today was not a manufacturing day, so it was quiet and not crowded. In addition to seeing the manufacturing line, we also saw the Teddy Bear Hospital where broken Vermont Teddy Bears can return to be repaired. The company offers a lifetime guarantee on the bears against all types of injuries, including dogs, kids,...

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Sep 14, 2012 - Travel to Shelburne

September 14, 2012- Today we travel to Shelburne, which is a whopping 37 miles from our current location. We can’t check into the RV Park until after noon, so we have a little time on our hands in the morning. We had a travel briefing at 9:30 to review the trip over there and then what we would be doing in Shelburne, but that left us with plenty of time to make some last minute visits around Stowe. Susan and I had tried to visit another glass blowing studio yesterday, but it was closed by the time we got there. We thought we would go again...

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Oct 1, 2011 - Shelburne Museum

We spent the last two days touring the Shelburne Museum. It is a very diverse collection of Americana art, handicrafts, textiles, etc. housed in 30+ buildings. Electra Webb created the Museum in 1947. She took the imaginative step of collecting 18th- and 19th-century buildings from New England and New York in which to display the Museum’s holdings, relocating 20 historic structures to Shelburne. These include houses, barns, a meeting house, a one-room schoolhouse, a lighthouse, a jail, a general store, a covered bridge, and the 220-foot...

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Sep 29, 2009 - Shelburne

Today we drove out along the sea shore of Lake Champlain, enjoying the change in scenery from almost all New England Style homes, to Cap Cods and more funky type of coastal properties. It was a really nice drive. Afterwards, we headed out to the first Costco we had come across since leaving Oregon, to stock up on wine, salmon for dinner, nuts, and plastic garbage bags, just to name some of the “must haves”. We drove back to the motor home to drop off our goodies and then went across town and over to Burlington. We had been in Burlington two...

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Cross Country Trip

Sep 28, 2009 - Shelburne, Vermont

Signed in at the Shelburne Camping RV Park with “our hosts, the Bissonette Family; 4th Generation”, as says their literature. The park appears to have many locals, which in RVer Talk, are people who live in the park year round, and a lot of the time their RVs, trailers, etc. are not kept up as nice as we snobs in our big rigs. There is even a couple of guys caddy-corner to us in a little tent! Not a friendly bunch, either. The fella next door came out of his Class C motor home as we were setting up, just as a little welcoming committee....

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Cross Country Trip

Jul 7, 2008 - Drive to Shelburne, VT

Miles driven today 65. Trip Miles to date 2,665. Diesel Fuel purchased today $4.89 After a short 2 hour drive from Rutland, Vermont, we pulled into our Shelburne, Vt., campsite. It is just a few miles outside of Burlington, Vt. We decided to drive around the area and visit the Ben and Jerry ice cream factory in Waterbury. The tour was interesting with us being amazed at the fact they produce 275,000 pints of ice cream a day, in such a small factory. We weren't allowed to take pictures, in case we were spys for Haagen Dazs!! We were given...

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Jun 6, 2006 - Shelburne, Vermont

Left Hartwick Highland Campground in Cooperstown and headed towards Burlington Vermont. Took I88 to I87 and then to SR20. We went through Troy, Pittstown and Bennington Battlefields. We decided to stay at Shelburne Camping area on US7. It was another day of good weather and gorgeous scenery. After unhooking the camper, we went to the Vermont Teddy Bear factory and took a factory tour. We did a little driving around in the area before returning back to the campground. Tomorrow, we will go the Shelburne Museum.

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