Silas Griffith Inn
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... Pico with Doug on Sunday, the warmest day of my stay, and two partial
days with just a few runs on Wednesday and Thursday at Killington. Monday and
Tuesday barely got above 0*F and were much below with the windchill factor,
good days to stay inside. What can I say – if it’s not one thing, it’s another!
I did get a lot of writing done, though, over the four days I was alone at the
ski house during the week, along with some much needed time by myself.
The aim today was to drive to the Green Mountains in Vermont - the **** sat nav we've hired likes to take us on long routes so today's drive was 6 hours long! This included driving the length of Manhattan in rush hour in heavy rain and getting lost in a car park. Luckily ...
... to see some of Watertown, NY, before heading east and south to Vermont. It is a lovely town with beautiful churches and charming old homes and right along the Black River. Our journey would take us through Rockwellian small towns and pastoral land dotted with cornfields and pumpkin patches and even scented by skunk at one point. The trees were showing off their autumn ...
... miles or so on to Rutland, a much bigger town hampered by major roadworks on Main Street. We reached our motel, the Highlander (the dearest and worst we've experienced so far). The family diner opposite did supply a splendid supper special of beef liver and bacon with mash n onions n gravy. Yummy, for me; less so for Steph, who went for a chicken stir-fry. Would have ordered grits, if we knew what they were!
A good day in pleasant sunshine. Probably freezing again ...
... So we organised everything, and I made a box full of presents that I planned to send home (since my suitcase is already at a bulge and we're only 2 weeks in).
We then decided to hit up the Rutland State Fair that had its opening night tonight, conveniently just down the road from where we were staying. Now for a country town fair, it was actually pretty fun. There were petting zoos, shop stalls, food stalls, rides; about the only ...