I have begun to upload images from the recent trip that my wife and I took through parts of New York State, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The postings are being entered retroactively by date so if you met us during the trip and are looking for the photos from that meeting or location look for them posted by the date of the event or meeting.
New England Trip 2012 – Day 4 – Creamery Bridge, Brattleboro, VT
After doing a bit of sightseeing in Wilmington VT, we headed on our way along Vermont Route #9 toward Brattleboro VT. A pull-off area at the end of a nice climb provides a wonderful view to the south. Maple syrup ice cream was also on sale at this location so we had to have a bit of ice cream before continuing to Brattleboro.
The Bennington Battle Monument is 306 feet 4 and 1/2 inches tall and was completed and dedicated in 1891. It is constructed from blue-grey magnesian limestone. When we had arrived at Bennington, Vermont, the previous evening, it was easy to spot the monument as its obelisk shape reaches high above the surrounding town of Bennington.
Service had been great and, happily, the weather, for the most part, had cooperated, so we were able to get outside in the fresh mountain air and enjoy using the well groomed trails of the Trapp Family Lodge. Now our vacation was over and others were arriving at the Lodge to take our place. Continue reading →
It was St. Patrick’s Day and this year I found myself contemplating a day of snowshoeing on the snow-covered slopes of the mountain trails maintained by the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont. Certainly different than my plans and surroundings when we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans in 2009. Continue reading →
The forecast was for rain, drizzle and maybe snow for most of the day. In the end, we had a bit of drizzle and a bit of snow but all-in-all it turned out to be not too bad of a day after the morning started out with pretty limited visibility. Continue reading →
We started off the morning X/C skiing at the groomed trails of the Trapp Family Lodge located on a mountainside above Stove, Vermont. There was still lots of snow in the woods but since the weather has been warm during the day and then freezing overnight, the trails, although groomed, were rather hard and granular in the morning when we first started out. As the temperature increased, the snows softened and skiis became more manageable. Continue reading →