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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 →

Oakledge Park

We stumbled on this park by accident. And, I’ll say that it’s a rather confusing place. There are plenty of people exercising, hanging out with their kids, taking photos, and enjoying the sunshine and view. The park is beautiful, windswept,… 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 →

Moulin à vent Fleming, LaSalle

It’s easy to find this imposing windmill overlooking one end of Lac Saint-Louis (part of the St. Lawrence). Simply drive along Boulevard LaSalle between Lachine and the Canal de l’aqueduc and at some point it will pop into your line… Continue Reading →

Wandering the streets of Beacon Hill

At the time of settlement (1630), Boston was known as “tri-mount” for the three hills that made up the area. The middle of these three hills would eventually become Beacon Hill… then known as pastureland. Eventually “tri-mount” would become Tremount,… Continue Reading →

One of the Civil War Ironclads: U.S.S. Cairo

Ironsides and ironclads… are common vernacular from the American Civil War. Ironcads refer to the steam-powered metal armoured ships that roamed the Mississippi Delta during the war. They defied logic (much like airplanes)… and stayed afloat even though they were… Continue Reading →

The Panthéon and Hoche

The Panthéon in Paris is King Louis XV’s great contribution to the world of cemeteries… sort of. The original intent in 1755 was to build a church to replace the crumbling Abbey of St. Genevieve, but due to lack of… Continue Reading →

It’s been 50-years since Expo ’67

The men behind these achievements should be proud and happy. We should be grateful to them, as we recall the skeptics who once said Expo 67 was too big a project for Montréal, Québec or Canada to accomplish in less… Continue Reading →

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