Motel 6 Burlington - Colchester
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... phone coverage after a 30 minute white knuckle drive. Our plan was to stay in Vermont though our iMap advised us that this involved a ferry crossing...the other option was a 6 hour trip that we were not up to.
There were no ferries running at this time so we stayed in the port town in the first hotel we passed that had a vacancy sign and we rolled into bed.
No photo's taken today!
Today we saw the home of Chester Arthur, our 21st president. He was one of only two presidents from Vermont, the other being Calvin Coolidge, and according to my father, his main claim to fame was "Not being as bad a president as everyone expected".
Though the date and place of his birth are disputed, it is generally agreed that he was born in late 1829-mid 1830, ...
... the I-84 interchange, that is when traffic was really heavy. But, not as heavy heading westbound. There was a 20 mile parking lot on that side. People should have jumped off and got onto Rt. 20 instead of sitting there.
We got home about 1:45 and our kitties were happy to see us. Buddy followed me around most of the afternoon and Toby ...
... and got to eat outside. The weather was threatening, but we chanced it anyway.
We split some chicken wings and each had a house salad and a beer. That gave us enough energy to check out more stores. As we were walking, I was thinking more and more about that cookbook that I should have purchased. By 4:30 we were just too tired to walk any more. Rich said we were going to go back to ...
... thinking the rain might continue (or suddenly end), we leave Colchester -- with a revised ride plan.
We don't know it at the time, but it will rain off and on all day long. Spoiler alert: we arrive safely at our destination, wet, cold, but unhurt.
We're on our way to the famous Stowe ski resort. En route, we pass by Mount Mansfield. At 4,395 feet, it's the highest mountain in Vermont. Mount Mansfield is one of ...