Aerie Inn of Vermont
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So my father died on February 6th of this year
after a quite rapid decline over the last year, one that accelerated in the
last two months of his life after he was diagnosed with ineoperable renal
cancer. In his younger days my father was intolerant of heat but not bothered
much by the cold. In his old age, though, he hated the cold and kept the house
temperature in the high 70s F year round and even kept his room over 80* once I
bought him a ...
... t completely missed the fall leaves turning on the trees and the Green Mountains are beautiful because of it. I got very excited over some covered bridges in Bennington, we ate dirty food in a redneck diner and some not so great Mexican food in Manchester Center. So far so ...
Our arrival in Rutland was a little earlier than expected. Our group of 6 was really looking forward to this stop since we would be meeting snowbird friends from Plattsburgh, NY, for dinner. ...
... 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 ...