After this morning's delivery, which was in Brattleboro, just barely inside the southern border of Vermont, we were to drive north to St. Alban's, almost as far north as you can go in Vermont before you reach Canada. To say that the scenery is breathtaking is a gross understatement.
|Somewhere in Vermont|
|Somewhere Else in Vermont|
We didn't see any of these...
But we DID see these...
On the way north, we stopped at another rest area. I'm tellin' ya, Vermont's gotta win the prize for outstanding rest areas.
This particular structure has a Living Wastewater Treatment Facility which they apparently use to recycle all the water in the toilets, AND to sustain this beautiful Greenhouse
As at last night's rest area, this one also contained a display case of local wares. These are from the Vermont Country Store
I asked one local young lady why more people don't move to Vermont, as it is so gorgeous, and
We had to park in back, because of the truck, and therefore got to see something most of the tour-goers probably don't...
The tour wrapped up with a tasting of a new flavor, "Milk & Cookies". Here's Mr. Trucker hamming it up in the tasting room
After the tour, we continued on to St. Albans and while we were getting loaded there, we ate lunch in the truck
after which we headed south out of Vermont and into New York on our way to our destination in Pennsylvania.
|This is only the greenhouse connected to the main building|
There were free full-sized cups of Green Mountain Coffee (donations accepted) or hot tea, with all the stir-ins, and a lovely sitting area featuring rocking chairs handcrafted somewhere in Vermont
|Really Comfy Rockers|
|Pickled Fiddlehead Ferns!|
she told me "there's nothing to do here, also no jobs". I guess that sums it up pretty nicely, although really I've noticed that young people always think there's "nothing to do", no matter where they live.
Our schedule allowed for some extra time for an outing or excursion of some sort, so we chose this...
|Duh! No brainer, really!|
|Ben & Jerry's Factory|
|"Any questions from the floor?"|
|More Ben & Jerry's|
Some observations about Vermont: It is gorgeous and we love it but there are no jobs and nothing to do..and if you are going to live there, you have to drive a Subaru!
|Way more than half the cars on this Vermont|
highway were Subarus! The bumper sticker says
"Trees Are Cool"
Today's silly sounding place name: Winooski, VT.