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Jan 7, 2020 - Plattsburgh to Burlington, VT

Jan 7  We're off! Cheryl gave us a ride to Burlington as our flight to Orlando tomorrow is at 5:30 am.  We had a nice lunch with her at Chili's. She dropped us off at Comfort Inn and Suites, and after checking in, we walked over to the mall to get some walking in.  Since we had a big lunch, our delicious dinner was microwave popcorn and a beer for Jim. On to the warm weather tomorrow!  

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Aug 2, 2019 - Riding the Island Line

Today I rode the Island Line Bike Trail which is a 13.5 mile trail along the shoreline of Lake Champlain. Started at the waterfront area, the same place I was yesterday for the boat ride, at around 10:30. This trail starts about 2 miles south of this area but I wanted to ride the northern, much longer section first. For the first 5 miles, until the Winooski River Bridge, the trail is paved and in good condition. After the bridge it runs through Delta Park, which is a swampy area on an elevated concrete path, then through a residential...

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New England 2019

Aug 1, 2019 - Spirit of Ethan Allen

Knew trip to Burlington was about 3 hours and wanted to take a trolley tour at noon so I was on the road by 8. Arrived about 11:30 but when I talked to the tourist information guy he didn’t know what I was talking about regarding the trolley. So instead I jump on a lake cruise. While waiting for the boat to depart i looked up the trolley and now, for 2019 it said “Closed & Retire. Thanks for the memories.” Cruise was an hour and a half. Afterwards spent some time walking Church Street Marketplace which is 4 blocks of street that has been...

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New England 2019

Jan 28, 2019 - Flight to Burlington

We had a nice continental breakfast at the Comfort Suites, and just hung around until checkout time. They held our luggage as our flight was not until about 5 pm. So we did some more walking, and had lunch at Chik Fil A. Yummy. We returned to the hotel and sat around reading for a bit, before shuttling back to the airport. We had good flights, but were delayed a few minutes at JFK. So we arrived in Burlington about 12:30 am. Tired!

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Oct 13, 2018 - Burlington, Vermont

There is something seriously wrong with this official State of Vermont maple syrup sign. . Up early, and driving in the rain, we drove past Ottawa on our quest to get back to the USA. Lousy planning, I know, I wanted to spend a day or two in Ottawa, but our schedule is off, we should have left Minnesota a week or two ago. This was an exploratory trip on this northern route to New Hampshire, something we'll surely do again, and take more time doing it. . Arriving at U.S. Customs, we had the luck to have a young woman officer who was...

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Aug 2, 2018 - Vermont and New Hampshire

On to Randolph, Vermont - not quite in the middle of nowhere, but we could see it from there. Randolph is actually a pleasant little town about an hour's drive from Burlington in one direction and Lebanon, New Hampshire in the other. Our big side trips were to Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, a return visit for us, and Stowe, Vermont. We got to walk on parts of the Appalachian Trail while there, thus checking off both New Hampshire and Vermont on my AT hike. We also visited Royalton, Vermont, the birthplace of Joseph Smith of Mormon church...

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Jul 19, 2018 - Day 10

Today we have a number of things to see. We checked out of our hotel room, had the complimentary breakfast (it'll keep body and soul together), and headed for our first stop, The Vermont Teddy Bear factory. That was not far from Burlington, so we got there for the first tour of the day. The tour was designed for kids and parents to tour together, as we could tell from the guide's dialogue. one problem...the tour had 8 adults and no kids! We had to act like kids or he wouldn't continue. A couple of minutes into the tour two women with a...

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Jul 18, 2018 - Day 9

Our day today started with a visit to one of my things to see list. For breakfast we went to downtown Burlington to go to the Penny Cluse Café, listed as the best location in Vermont for brunch. We had to wait about 15 minutes to get a table and then ordered our breakfast. I went for the recommended gingerbread pancakes. The verdict? The food was good, and plenty of it, but if this is the best place for brunch, these people are starved for...well, brunch! After breakfast we walked around a six block long pedestrian mall in the middle of...

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Jul 17, 2018 - Day 8

For the past month New York has had a terrible drought. Well, today they got a little relief, at least around Schenectady. Lots of rain and occasional lightning and thunder. Not an encouraging day to go to Ausable Chasm. After breakfast at Denny's again (we didn't have to walk very far), we headed for the Chasm. We were hopeful that 130 miles north and two and a half hours would clear the skies. As it turned out, we were right. We arrived to some clouds and some sun. The person at the check in desk warned about chances of rain and...

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Oct 17, 2017 - Day 2, Sunday, October 8

Day 2, Sunday, October 8 Fully rested, we were ready to head out on the first leg of our leaf peeping extravaganza, but made a last minute decision to make a detour to Danbury, CT, to go to Stew Leonard’s—The World’s Largest Dairy Store. I had taken John to the one in Norwalk for one of our first dates in 1987, so I figured if he stuck with me after that, there’d be very little risk that he’d leave me now for going there again. I couldn’t pass up the chance to marvel at the range of Stew Leonard brand products, become mesmerized as the...

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Aug 18, 2017 - Vermont Who Knew - August 6

Going to Vermont we chose to take Rt 7 a two lane hwy rather than the freeway I89 up the New York side. The GPS argued with us the first 15 minutes we were on the road . The husband yelled at her and told me to cancel the route until we needed to find the hotel. On the way we saw several fields with huge tents filled with horse stalls. As we drove, we saw the equestrian set ups. There were at least four competition fields. Food trucks and spectator bleachers. It would have been fun to stop and watch some of the riders. It is the first time...

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The Long Way Home

Jul 25, 2017 - Day 8 (final) Middlebury to Burlington 54 miles

Our last day began chilly and misty but thankfully not raining. We wanted to arrive back in Burlington by mid-afternoon so rather than taking the slower scenic route we sped north on VT 7 along with the trucks and RV's. The hills weren't done with us yet - lots of ups and downs. The country between Middlebury and Vergennes was particularly scenic. Finished the ride on the rail- trail in Burlington which was heavily used by walkers joggers and cyclists. Burlington is an historic city with lots of interesting parts. Bernie Sanders was mayor...

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