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Jul 20, 2016 - Another "Grand Canyon"

Down the road from our campground is the "Little Grand Canyon" of Vermont. We're beginning to find out that almost every state where there are mountains has a "grand canon". Vermont is no exception the Quechee (Kwee chee) Gorge is 165 ft. deep and the deepest in Vermont. It was formed 13,000 years ago when the Laurentian glacier began retreating north and the Ottauquechee River formed from the melt water cut the gorge into the landscape. As with most of the rivers in New England there are low head hydroelectric dams that have been built...

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Jul 18, 2016 - Moving to the Green Mountain State

We made a quick move up I91 today through the Connecticut River Valley to White River Junction, VT. No matter how far north we drive we can't seem to escape the heat. Temperatures were near 90 again today. I guess its better than at home and definitely better than Texas and Louisiana last year. We are staying at the Quechee/Pine Valley KOA until Friday. For the first time since we've been traveling we had a pull-in campsite. We look out the windshield into the trees instead of the park's roadway. We'll spend some time exploring the area...

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Jul 12, 2013 - White River Junction, VT

Doug and Terry and Uncle Jim and Clarence and I parted ways with the others who had been traveling with us. Adlai and Irene had been with us since June 2 so it was hard to see them go. We took Hwy 2 and it was a beautiful drive through Maine, NH,and VT. While in the area we visited the Simon Pearce Glassworks where we had gone 3 years ago. In 2011 the floods wiped out the covered bridge and destroyed much of the Glassworks Building. They have re-built and still have the glass blowers in the basement who are creating the different pieces...

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Jul 11, 2013 - Hermon, Maine to White River Junction, Vermont

Left Pumpkin Patch at 7:30 AM. We took US-2 and entered New Hampshire about 11:15. Now there is just Uncle Jim, Clarence and Sandy and us left from the group. Nice scenic two-lane road. Stopped for lunch break and crossed over the Vermont border about 12:30. Beautiful drive. Ran into some hard rain for a few miles and then it cleared up. On our travels today we saw from Roadside America app: 1) Birthplace of Earmuffs - The inventor of Earmuffs grew up in Farmington, Maine. Chester Greenwood, age 15, was bored in 1873, when he cobbled...

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Oct 16, 2011 - White River Junction & About

Friday we travelled 60 miles to White River Junction, got here quite early in the day so after having a late breakfast decided to drive to Woodstock about 13 miles away. The heavens opened while we were there getting soaked while we went in & out of shops. Woodstock’s history is a retreat for the wealthy & it shows by the sort of houses and shops there are. The late Laurence Rockefeller has had a lot to do with the way Woodstock is today. Saturday blue skies at last for part of the day, we went to see the Quechee Gorge walked over the...

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Wandering America

May 28, 2011 - White River Junction, Saturday

We drove about 60 miles north yesterday to the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory in Waterbury, VT. The tour was brief (much shorter than the drive), but we were able to see the whole process from a walkway (no pictures allowed in that part of the tour), and we got a sample of one of the new flavors: Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Snack. It was VERY good, but a little weird - it had chocolate-covered potato chips in it. B&J’s is very eco-friendly: They recycle their waste water, and have a wind turbine that provides all of their electricity. We...

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May 26, 2011 - White River Junction, VT

We went to the shop early this morning to load all the motel stuff back into the rig. The shop guys had tracked hordes of mud into the rig, and we had previously told them not to worry about it, but they cleaned it up anyway, which was so nice of them. The fix ended up costing us $1100, so it was a little cheaper than we thought for about 12 hours of labor. We were also very lucky in that the LP (propane) that we've been using to run the refrigerator since the rig broke down didn't run out of fuel until we got to this campground. On top of...

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Jun 6, 2009 - June 6, 2009 Vermont

Marilyn and I met up with another chat member in White River, Vermont. Her chat name is Ocean Woman and we were very fortunate to be invited for dinner and an overnight stay before we continued on our travels. We had pork that melted in your mouth, mashed potatoes that were buttery and tasty, and fresh green peas. This meal included a delicious salad with choice of dressing. Ice tea was served for refreshment as well as coffee. It was a delight to meet up with another friendly chatter we both have known for some time, although Marilyn...

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Sep 9, 2008 - White River Jct, VT

On Tuesday we woke to more rain as a cold front bringing the first hints of fall moved through the area. By the time we moved the camper from Massachusetts to White River Junction, VT (near Quechee, VT) the temperatures had cooled into the 60s. After we settled into our new campsite we went to see the movie House Bunny, which was awful (we knew it was not going to be a great movie, but we did not expect it to be as bad as it was. In all fairness, we were definitely not its target audience). On Wednesday we woke to clouds which burned off...

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Sep 2, 2008 - Tuesday, White River Junction, VT (366 miles)

We woke up early this morning to go out to the Quoddy Head Lighthouse for the sunrise. It is the most easterly point in the U.S. and where the sun rises the earliest. It was too cloudy to see the actual sun, but we enjoyed the early morning views. Afterwards we had breakfast at Murphy’s Restaurant before leaving Lubec. This concludes our 2008 Eastern Canada trip log. We will be visiting relatives in New York and New Jersey, and friends in Tennesee, on our way home to Holiday Island, arriving on Sunday, September 14th. We hope you have...

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Aug 28, 2007 - White River Junction, Vermont; Being Lazy

Tuesday-Wednesday, August 28-29, 2007 Tuesday, August 28, 2007 While hooking the car up to the motorhome we found that the brake lights on the car wouldn't work when Rick pressed the brakes in the motorhome. We could not see a reason for this so through trial and error they finally worked. We still don't know why they didn't work at first. At 11:10 am we left Newfound RV Park with 73˚ and a clear sky with a few far off clouds. We drove on Mayhew Turnpike to New Hampshire 104 to US 4 to I-89 N to once again on US 4/Woodstock Road. During our...

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