Category Archives: Burlington

Burlington, New York to Manchester, New Hampshire Day 18 of 43

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New hampshire is a pretty state and the trees are only just beginning to colour.  We came for the fall colours but still the green is wonderful too.

The leaves are beginning to colour.
The leaves are beginning to colour.

We ventured off the highway and had lunch in a little town called Bethel, which was established in 1779. Very small and classic old place with buildings of the time and sadly they are not as well preserved as they could be. It would be great if we all had                                                                                                                             enough money to restore  these lovely buildings.

Bethel main street.
Bethel main street.

We walked along the main street for a little while in the brilliant sunshine and came upon a cafe.  The menu was quite extensive and the day we were there a town councillor and the local librarian were running the cafe while the regular owner had       some days off.

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We saw through the window a number of interesting nick nacks

 

 

 

The helmet here has a profile of a moose attached to the top –   interesting !!

The shop also housed a large collection of Vermont Wines.  We bought a couple – one white, one red and sadly we had to open them today to ascertain their quality.  Again, sadly we found that they were fantastic and now it is too far to return to get some more.

The buildings are the originals from the 1700s and are lovely to look at.

 

 

 

The dam was just next to the building                                                                         we ate lunch in and the women serving                                                                       us moved two tables together to look                                                                         out the window at the water.

The dam used for hydro electricity
The dam used for hydro electricity
Railway bridge
Railway bridge beside our lunch venue.

We drove on very efficient highways to get to Manchester and passed signs for deer again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The highways were very effficient and wide and fast.

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And then we saw signs for Salem and Boston.  Woo Hoo.

Saw these signs for Salem and Boston.
Saw these signs for Salem and Boston.
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Lake Placid to Burlington, New York Day 16 of 43

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The drive today was long but a very pretty drive.  It was about 5 hours in all, but Burlington turned out to be worth it.  We spent time in the lovely and creative Castle Street Mall.  Photos are of restaurants and shops of great variety and interest.  There is a mural of 400 years of history on a wall in a laneway.We caught a ferry across from Essex to Charlotte.  It was a lovely warm gentle journey of about 30 mins.  Had time for a few pics and read my book in the warm sun.  Just lovely.  We are doing a lot and so half an hour of down time was lovely.

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So a really lovely spot – now! But winter I hear is another matter and not much fun for businesses or people. But a very creative and interesting city.  Very cool place.