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Back to Québec via Stanstead

Heading back into Québec was… unexpectedly odd. We expected the “full meal deal” of several border lanes, Nexus lanes, duty free shops, big glass buildings with loads of parking, dogs, border guard vehicles with bull-bars on the front, questions, and… Continue Reading →

Exploring food while on the road in Vermont

It’s hard to travel when you have severe and conflicting food allergies (e.g. corn and wheat are usually a substitute for each other) and most North American restaurants seem to feel the need to throw dairy into just about everything…. Continue Reading →

A Vermont cabane à sucre: Morse Farm

We drove through the muddy backcountry of Vermont to find Morse Farm. The museum is self-serve, so wandering is perfectly fine (bring boots). And, “that maple smell” is everywhere as you wander… tis the smell of heaven. There’s more than… Continue Reading →

The Old Round Church

In this secluded, quiet pocket of Vermont there is a large, red, arched bridge that sees traffic from mostly pickup trucks and all-terrain vehicles. On one side of the bridge is a small township that has a population of roughly… Continue Reading →

The Granite Street Fracas

Vermont is a major player in the world’s granite market. Just outside the town of Barre is the rather famous Rock of Ages quarry… this is the same quarry that a young Captain Kirk launched his step-father’s car off a… Continue Reading →

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 →

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