Monday, October 16, 2017

Grafton Vermont

This village, home to some well known Vermont cheddar cheese, is also considered one of the most most charming small towns in the state.
You can see why:








Thursday, October 12, 2017

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller

This is a National Historic Place at Woodstock, Vt.  There is a wonderful old mansion, hiking trails through the woodlands, Robert Frost poems everywhere on little signposts, a working farm and farm museum and more. I was struck by the lovely fall flower garden. This is part of our October in Vermont.








Monday, October 9, 2017

Lamoille River

This is the river by our current camp here in Morristown, VT.
It drains a portion of the mountains of northern Vermont and flows into Lake Champlain. There is a lot of French history in this part of the US.
Lamoille may make you want to try something like  "La mwal" to speak it, but locals call it "Lamb oil".
Being autumn, the Lamb Oil flow is mild. I took a walk in the river yesterday. Put the water shoes on, grabbed a hiking stick for balance on the rocky bottom and stepped into mid calf deep water and walked a ways up stream.  The woods were thick on either bank and the fall color was great. The sensation of walking on the rocks and the water flowing by was sweet. I heartily recommend this activity for anyone.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Window View

Our current camp in Morristown, VT is nicely situated by a river and woodlands. View from our "dining room".

End Of Our Journey Is Near

We are to be in Vermont for another week, then time in upstate New York, finishing with attending our son's wedding in Brooklyn. Then it is drive time home to arrive October 27th, in North Carolina and the new home. We'll be posting the last of our adventures until then. Meanwhile, anybody interested in a very comfortable 5th wheel RV?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cooking Dinner

Just a quick post, mostly to save for ourselves...but look at red cabbage in boiling water the first few seconds in. Turned the water a turquoise blue.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Bar Harbor From The Top

The top of Cadillac Mountain within Acadia National Park and its view down to this charming and crazy tourist-busy town.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Walk To The Edge

Our current campsite, Hadley's Point, is but 2000 feet from the edge of the Bar Harbor bay. I walked down the hill today. Here's a little pictorial.
First thing encountered was an old, overgrown cemetery.


Then a friendly hello.
Then some shore scenes:








Saturday, September 23, 2017

Last Day Of Summer, 2017

A bike ride on Rockefeller's Carriage Road at Acadia NP, Maine.


So, today it would become autumn at something like 4:20 PM. Why Can't they just say at midnight? Ah well, we had a nice ride along a portion of the road, created for personal enjoyment then given away to the public. It was a great gift from one of America's wealthiest at the time. We have seen this time and time again in our travels. Many of us do not pay attention to the fact that what we enjoy is made a reality because of the philanthropy of our citizens of wealth. So, thanks to the rich folks.

What happened here?

A mossy brook


And my fellow bike pal at our lunch spot at Bubble Pond in Acadia.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Evidence Left At Scene

All that remains of a lobster dinner. The rubber bands to keep the claws closed.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Quick Tour Of Rockport, ME

 Charming seaside town in Maine.





Just Sayin'

Napa, CA, where we started this RV journey, to our current location, Rockport, ME. 3,250 miles, if one were to drive it directly. We've been anything but direct, but we are here. What made me think of this is our morning.  We are fogged in as so often happens for this time of year in Napa Valley. Thin fog with some periodic sun at treetops. Then it closes in a bit, then opens up in the process of burning off, eventually. Ah, if I only had some toasted San Fran sourdough bread, a late season ripe tomato off the backyard vine and some mayo. A great way to welcome back the blue sky for a day like this.