Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Beautiful Vermont

It was a good day. We had a nice flight from Ohio to Manchester, New Hampshire. Had a pleasant drive and stopped in Petersboro, New Hampshire, for a late lunch at Harlow's Pub. Delightful people and a local couple immediately started a conversation with us. Small towns and friendly local folk--it is a good combination. Oh the wall of the restaurant was written a quote by Roger Waters, who once was lead singer of Pink Floyd. I loved it immediately and wrote it down.

"Long you live and high you fly and smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry and all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be." Roger Waters
Staying the night just outside of Manchester, Vermont. These beautiful New England states are close together and we even dipped into New York for a few miles. The Trout spilled a cup of coffee on his pants in the airplane, and the lady running this motel immediately offered to wash and dry them and delivered them pressed to our room less than 3 hours later. It's been quite a while since I have seen such kindness. It makes likely this part of the country very easy.

Today was a busy but beautiful day. We started by finding Robert Frost's grave and his home where he sat on a hot June day and wrote "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," in 1922. His home is displayed beautifully and definitely worth a stop. The cemetery is old, graves back to the 1700's.

Stopped at a covered bridge over the Batenkill River. My first covered bridge. I grew up in Iowa near Winterset which is known for its covered bridges i.e. "Bridges of Madison County," but I have never seen one, so this was a thrill.

We also toured HIldene, the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln's only child who grew to adulthood. This is a beautiful museum and even has one of Abraham's 7 top hats.

The Orvis store and American Fly Fishing Museum were fun. Orvis has a tent sale tomorrow morning, so guess where we'll be when the tents open?


  1. Gloria2:13 PM

    It's fun to travel with you. I can tell already that you are loving New England. Keep having fun and stay safe.

  2. You'll be exhausted when you get home, but what the heck...it would be a shame to miss anything in that neck of the woods. Oh, happy hunting at the Orvis tent sale!

  3. Hello Susan!

    What beautiful photos! What a wonderful time you must be having, wonderful indeed.:o)



  4. angie5:16 PM

    Glad your having a good time. Neat to see pics right away. Your baby bichon is doing just fine. Love ya, angie

  5. Don't forget Newick's for seafood in Dover NH!! So glad to know ya'll are having a great time!

  6. Anonymous6:07 AM

    Looks pretty. Glad you are having fun. Dad is always spilling coffee on his pants. Lucky you have great hospitality. :)