If it’s Friday, we must be visiting Vermont

We spent a significant part of the day in Montpelier, the capital of Vermont.

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Main Street in Montpelier
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North Branch of the Winooski river flows through Montpelier
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Court House in Montpelier
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A local book store
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The Vermont State House
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Mural of The First Vermont Brigade at the Battle of Cedar Creek by Julian Scott (in the State House)
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The Winooski river
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At the Ben and Jerry’s factory in Waterbury, VT
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Out in the countryside in Vermont

We headed back in the evening to our motel in New Hampshire.

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Covered bridge over the Ammonoosuc River in Littleton, NH
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Restaurant for the Schilling brewery in Littleton, NH

And then it was time for us to rest up for the last day of our travels in New England.

Visiting small towns like Montpelier reminds you that places that are far removed from the nation’s major centers of commerce, politics, and business, can follow a different and perhaps more relaxed pace of life, away from the hustle and bustle of it all.  I get the sense that more people are likely to be happy and content with what life offers them in places like this.

And if it’s Saturday once again….

If it’s Wednesday, we must be climbing Mt. Washington in the White Mountains

We drove up Mt. Washington, and visited a few waterfalls today.

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Our Bed and Breakfast place in Gorham, NH, in the morning
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Start of the climb up Mt. Washington (yes, there is a tollbooth!)
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Weather at the top of Mt. Washington as indicated on the tollbooth
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A cog railway train on Mt. Washington
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Summit of Mt. Washington
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Storms brew as we descend Mt. Washington
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Waterfall near the AMC Headquarters at Pinkham Notch
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Glen Ellis Falls
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Arethusa Falls

We stayed the next three nights in Littleton, NH, near Franconia Notch in the White Mountains.

And if its’ Thursday….