Monthly Archives: July 2015

Green and White Mountains

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If you ever have a trivia question on what Vermont means, your answer should be “Green Mountain.” The French word “Ver” means green and “mont” means mount or mountain, thus “Green Mountain.”  This tidbit of information came to us while aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen on Lake Champlain…but more on that part of our trip later. Continue reading

Oh, Canada!!

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Did I mention trauma?  The day started out well, no rain and we were able to get on the road by 10:20 am.  We even got to eat breakfast at a Cracker Barrel, my favorite restaurant!!  After entering New York, we stopped at the I-90 Travel Center – Angola for gas and a bathroom break.  On a side note, I have to say that the travel centers on the toll roads in New York are some of the nicest places to stop…they are like a tourist destination of their own, with souvenirs, nice food area, clean bathrooms, nice people to help you with destination questions, one place we stopped at even had some fresh fruit to buy. Continue reading