Two young 50-something females. One big adventure exploring the Americas. Have liquidated everything they own and packed a Saturn Vue with bare necessities to set out on this journey. Planting seeds at each juncture symbolizing their new growth. With an open mind and heart, ready to get a true view of this world.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Heading to Vermont through the White Mountains is the route today and the drive through this region is spectacular. One last stop in New Hampshire at the Franconia Notch State Park is the plan, a hike that promises waterfalls, bridges and of course, a gorge.
The trek delivers on all accounts with the addition of some delightful fellow hikers, as well. One old-time New Yorker provides particular entertainment for me. We take our time climbing and exploring as the day is just beautiful and the scenery unbelievable.
The perfect picnic spot is found with an unobstructed view of one of the peaks and we revel in the beauty that abounds. We linger for just a bit longer before heading into Vermont, where new vistas present even more awe.
The Green State owns its title fully as we make our way into Waterbury/Stowe. We both are mesmerized by the surrounding pristine views. A perfect rest stop is found at the Best Western, which includes, yes, another covered bridge!
The very comfortable hotel provides us, in addition to our mountain view room, an indoor pool, restaurant, and laundry facilities - all that two weary travelers could need.
As we settle in, we're excited about what our time in Vermont will bring. So far, we love what we've seen!!!