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The U.S.’s Smallest Capital: Montpelier

Montpelier is by far one of the smallest and least populous capital cities in the United States. It’s official population is 7,855. During the day an additional 3,000-ish people filter into town just to work. I have to keep reminding… Continue Reading →

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

Be awed. Be amazed. Be creeped out by all the dead, stuffed animals!? While the Museum of Everyday Life has an ambiance of noir, the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is just plain macabre. This was never on our “roadside attraction”… Continue Reading →

Museum of Everyday Life

We travelled over a mountain to get to this museum… an icy, muddy, rugged mountain. This itself is a journey worth writing about. And, it’s strange now that I think about it… strange that in the midst of Vermont there… Continue Reading →

The Dog Chapel on Dog Mountain

We drove forever along winding, twisting, muddy roads to get here. We knew the destination but the location itself was unclear because it’s not in maps; we were being guided by a series of GPS coordinates that led us to… Continue Reading →

Greenbanks Hollow Ghost Town

The Greenbanks Hollow covered bridge stands in the middle of the remnants of a ghost town. The bridge is all that’s left of what was once a large, populous, thriving village. In 1786, prior to the arrival of textile mills,… Continue Reading →

Greenbanks Hollow Covered Bridge

What a wonderful place to spend a Monday morning. The sun was out. The air was crisp but not too cold. And, the people are friendly in this part of Vermont: everyone waved or nodded as they carefully passed on… Continue Reading →

Everyone Loves a Parade!

Controversy. If the mural on Church Street in Burlington has done anything, it has caused controversy. And, people LOVE to be indignant, outraged, and talk endlessly about their outrage. You see, the 2012 mural is what is deemed socially acceptable… Continue Reading →

We drank a lot of coffee during the first few hours in Vermont

Crossing the CA/US border was… well… an unexpected experience. We’d done the due diligence and researched busy entry times, Nexus line openings, and overall important need to know details on the USCBP website. The day we wanted to cross the… Continue Reading →

There are lots of roadside attractions in Burlington

There’s no shortage of bizarre roadside attractions in Vermont. Many are quick stops or are completely ignorable… depending of your objective. Since our objective was to “find bizarre things in small town America,” we made an effort to find the… Continue Reading →

This is Vermont!

It’s time to knock another state off the “states we’ve visited” list. In the map below, the blue states are the states we’ve visited (22 complete)… the grey we have not (28 remaining). Vermont is a quick weekend jaunt from… Continue Reading →

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