|With hugs & a few tears we got on our way this morning about 10:30. The time flew by much too quickly for our visit here. We certainly enjoyed ourselves. We had no idea New York was so pretty. We'll see Jerry & Ann again in a few weeks when we meet to see the Big Apple, so it was a bit less painful to say goodbye. Family time is so special.
We took many roads today, some highway & some little 2 lanes, but we finally crossed the border into the beautiful state of Vermont. Traveling Hwy 4 we passed several covered bridges, grazing lands, tree covered mountains, lakes & finally arrived in Quechee. (Pronounced Kwee-chee).
Quechee -- a path of its own, and a river runs through it, the Ottauquechee River, from which the village takes its name. It is an Abenaki word for a swift mountain stream and has been the current which brought the village to life and has sustained it for over two hundred years. And then there's the gorge.
Tourism officials say Quechee Gorge is one of Vermont's top tourist draws and judging from the number of people looking over the edge of the bridge, I can believe it. We joined the others admiring the beautiful view from both sides of the bridge. Walking back to the rig we decided we were tired enough to look for a resting place for the night. Turned out to be a KOA just 2 miles down the road. Normally we don't choose KOA's, as they are a bit pricier than we like. Having discovered that there is not an over abundance of RV facilities in this part of the country, sometimes you have to settle for what's available. Settling in, we were quite happy with our choice. We wanted to view the gorge & some of the surrounding area in the morning.
We were moving on by noon so we got an early start & arrived at the bridge by 9am. This time we were the only 2 gazing over the side. We decided to walk down to the "dam". The walk down only takes about ten to fifteen minutes and the return not much longer, certainly an easy hike or walk for anyone in moderate shape.
The trees were fairly thick & the chain link fence prevents accidents but also limits picture taking. Still, it was nice to stretch & breathe in the clean fresh air. The temp was 60, cooler than we've had the past week. It was such a quiet, peaceful walk. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Arriving back home, we quickly grabbed a bite to eat & then started packing it up. We are heading into New Hampshire next. In fact, we are very near the border. The colors are more plentiful here than we saw in New York & seem to be increasing as we head further east. We should arrive in the midst of it all by the time we get to Maine. Such a lovely time of the year. We are so blessed....