Sat., July 14th – This morning we crossed the Connecticut River into the New England state of Vermont with all the natural landscape beauty we have only seen in pictures until today. This state is known for its cheeses, Ben and Jerry ice-cream, and maple syrup, so we made our first stop at the Bragg Farm Maple Sugarhouse store and gift shop. We all tried the soft serve maple ice-cream and picked up some of their family produced pure maple syrup. Next stop.... Montpelier, the capital of Vermont, named as the #1 best small town in America. After spending a couple of hours touring the capitol building, strolling the downtown, and having lunch at the Skinny Pancake (really crepes), we understood how it won the title. We made our way closer to Burlington where we set up in the Lone Pine Campground in Colchester. We have a very full two days planned for this area.
Interesting Facts: Montpelier is the smallest town of any state capital – just under 8,000 population. It’s the only capital city without a McDonalds, and the only capitol building that has a wooded area with walking trails in the back.