Groceries, Gasoline, Guns and Guitars
Trip Start Jul 29, 2010
11Trip End Aug 08, 2010
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Where I stayed
Moose River Campground
We made our first stop for refreshments at a variety store called Dick's Country Store and Music Oasis. This place was like nothing we'd seen before. The inside of the building was split into three different areas, one selling groceries and other basics, another was a large gun store, and the third was a guitar store...all under one roof
We travelled good quality state roads, which were a tad straight and boring until we reached the north end of Lake Champlain. There we turned south and hopped from island to island on nice curvy roads until we reached Burlington, Vermont. We stopped for a meal just on the other side of Burlington at a Chilly's restaurant. That was where Steve forgot to put his sidestand down before getting off his bike. Luckily, he was able to hold it up long enough for Ian and Joe to lend a hand bringing it up again...it was a close call for Dave's bike which was parked right beside. Of course, we all supported Steve and his minor mishap by laughing at him, which he appreciated.
One thing we noticed was the housing along the roads we were travelling. Most of them are trailer homes in various states of disrepair. I'm always amazed at how shabby most of them are and how poor the majority of the people in the US live.
Finally into the hills of Vermont, the roads turned nice and twisty and by 5:30 we reached our destination for the evening, the Moose River campground. It's a small quaint little place and our sites are right by the river. We're pretty much the only tent campers in the place as the others look to be annual campers with the usual 30ft trailers. We all agreed that the nicest one was the Airstream. After setting up tents, Ian, Dave, Bubba and I ripped the 5kms back into town to grab some hotdogs and condiments for supper by the campfire. Once the sun started going down it cooled down significantly and we all huddled close to the fire for heat. After eating and having a few drinks, pretty much everyone called it a night by 11:30pm. Tomorrow was going to be a long ride, but promised to be a fun one as we would be in the mountains and hills on state and county roads all the way to the Maine coast.