Friday, September 26, 2014

Southern Vermont - A First Timer Visits

I added a new state to our visited states map this week.  VERMONT!  I've never been here before but Rob has many times. I love it here because it is not crowded, it is beautiful and there is so much history. The trees are just starting to sport their glorious fall colors and the views are wonderful.  

Our first stop in Vermont was near Bennington near the southwest corner of the state. Vermont is such a small state we were able to explore the Southwest area in just a couple of outings. On our exploration we discovered three covered bridges. 
Paper Mill Bridge, Bennington, Vermont 1889
We drove through the countryside and saw so many things we wanted to photograph but there was no place to pull over on the narrow country roads. Rob was able to get a shot of this beautiful green barn.
The churches are amazing. They are the kind you imagine surrounded by horse drawn carriages of long ago.

We drove to the top of Okemo Mountain, a ski resort, and had a great view of the valley below. 
Our campground was surrounded by beautiful trees as well.  They also have a pond where you can canoe, kayak or fish. 
What trip to Vermont would be complete without a visit to the Vermont Country Store?


Yesterday we hooked up and drove to Northeast Vermont.  We are near St. Johnsbury and only a few miles from New Hampshire.  It was a beautiful drive through small towns and beautiful forests. 
We plan to explore this area of Vermont for the next few days before we move on to New Hampshire. 

4 comments:

  1. I love the scenery, especially this time of year. When I was a kid living in Pennsylvania, our family would take long drives into the hills and mountains this time of year. Mom and Grandma packed a huge picnic basket and we had a great time. Oh to be back in that time of my life.

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    1. Dizzy, I'm glad we could bring you some happy memories. It is so pretty here and they say it gets better as the time goes by.
      Juley

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  2. Just don't tarry too long, or snap! you'll be plowing through snow. :D

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    1. Donna, We are working hard to keep ahead of the weather this trip. We have another grandchild due at the end of October in Connecticut but after that we'll be heading south.
      Juley

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