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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 ...
... landscape but also the viewing of the movie "Miracle" about the 1980 Olympic gold-medal-winning American hockey team.
We stopped in Lake Placid around lunch time and had an opportunity to stretch our legs, sightsee, shop and eat. We had lunch with friends at Big Mountain Creperie and Deli, where we were forced to choose from 46 sandwiches, a wall-sized menu. ...
... 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 ...
... bulk grapes, and nacho chips and dip for dinner (as an FYI, Aldi is predominately a buy-in-bulk store with pathetic range, so I couldn't even buy just a bottle of water - no wonder we don't have them back home!).
Now I'm not sure what Vermont consider a marathon, but Law & Order was still playing on the TV when we got home. So we watched some more while we set up our table with all of our goodies, before having an early night.
Peace out from Rutland, Vermont ...