Here are some of our Vermont ramblings. Home of the covered bridge!
A lot of bridges were damaged during Hurricane Irene, but this was repaired. This was in uber quaint Woodstock.
On Monday, We hiked down Quechee Gorge on the trail. It’s not very long, but somewhat steep on one side.
There is a dam on the high end:
This is the view from the route 4 bridge.
Now down at the bottom on the other side.
At the bottom was a small piece of slate that a breast cancer survivor left, which was touching.
We spent the night in West Lebanon at the Coolidge Hotel, which is on the historic register and pretty neat! It’s old and has a lot of charm. Some people probably wouldn’t like it, but I thought it was neat!
Of course, you know we sniffed out coffee shops. This was Tucker Box next to the hotel.
We spent some time at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, which is a NFP bird rescue and education center.
I had posted some pics on facebook of the birds, but here are a couple more. All of the birds here were rehabbed from injury or from being imprinted on people (therefore cannot be wild). Only the barn owl was raised by a breeder.
Ruff legged hawk:
As we headed to New Hampshire, we had to stop at King Arthur Baking Company Headquarters. They have a huge store there.
I didn’t buy anything, though, as we can get KA stuff in our grocery stores. I did have something at the cafe, though. YUM!
Bread makers at work!
And the pastry workers as well.
That was fun to watch!
Getting in some good relaxing!