Saturday, November 1, 2014

What have the Washingtons been up to?

We got away for a few days up to Vermont and Massachusetts. This painting was on the welcoming center in Bennington VT and all these colorful moose and cats were outside.

My first choice for lodgings, was a place with adorable individual cabins with all the modern conveniences. Who would have thought in the middle of the week and off season that they would have all been booked? A motorcycle group booked the whole place.

For plan B, I chose Manchester View Motel. It was perfect. A cute little room with an awesome view of the mountains and at a good price.

The next day we had a special tour planned. It was a private tour and I will not give the name of the program, because the people were very nice, but for us, the tour was disappointing. It didn't help that it rained.

Manchester Center is a neat little town with many shops and rotaries.

As part of our tour of Bennington, this old tavern was pointed out. I believe he said that five presidents had been there throughout the years. This building is on a street of nicely persevered historic buildings.
We were told that the woman who lives there is a descendent who has her mind made up that if she relents into letting the town paint it white, that it will be a trap. Instead she lets the poor building go. It is humongous! She lives there all alone.

Our tour included this old cemetery with neat many interesting gravestones.

This was a mass grave for those who died at the Battle of Bennington regardless of which side they fought on.


This cemetery is also the resting place of poet Robert Frost and his family.

We ended our tour with a drive up to the Bennington Monument





Well, there is more to tell but this blogger post is giving me grief. I may have to change from this program in the future. So, this is to be continued....

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