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Museum of Everyday Life

We travelled over a mountain to get to this museum… an icy, muddy, rugged mountain. This itself is a journey…

The Dog Chapel on Dog Mountain

We drove forever along winding, twisting, muddy roads to get here. We knew the destination but the location itself was…

Greenbanks Hollow Ghost Town

The Greenbanks Hollow covered bridge stands in the middle of the remnants of a ghost town. The bridge is all…

Greenbanks Hollow Covered Bridge

What a wonderful place to spend a Monday morning. The sun was out. The air was crisp but not too…

Everyone Loves a Parade!

Controversy. If the mural on Church Street in Burlington has done anything, it has caused controversy. And, people LOVE to…

We drank a lot of coffee during the first few hours in Vermont

Crossing the CA/US border was… well… an unexpected experience. We’d done the due diligence and researched busy entry times, Nexus…

Oakledge Park

We stumbled on this park by accident. And, I’ll say that it’s a rather confusing place. There are plenty of…

There are lots of roadside attractions in Burlington

There’s no shortage of bizarre roadside attractions in Vermont. Many are quick stops or are completely ignorable… depending of your…

This is Vermont!

It’s time to knock another state off the “states we’ve visited” list. In the map below, the blue states are…

Moulin à vent Fleming, LaSalle

It’s easy to find this imposing windmill overlooking one end of Lac Saint-Louis (part of the St. Lawrence). Simply drive…

Wandering the streets of Beacon Hill

At the time of settlement (1630), Boston was known as “tri-mount” for the three hills that made up the area….

One of the Civil War Ironclads: U.S.S. Cairo

Ironsides and ironclads… are common vernacular from the American Civil War. Ironcads refer to the steam-powered metal armoured ships that…

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