Our 2016 Travel Map

Our 2016 Travel Map

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Shelburne Museum

Today the folks visited the Shelburne Museum.  It is an unique museum that has 39 buildings on 45 acres. Many of the buildings were moved to the grounds.  The most unusual items are a steamboat and a lighthouse.


Monet painting - very light

Monet painting - again very faint

The last drop.  Rider gives his horse his last drop of water.

Lighthouse that used to be at Lake Champlain
 
Photo of lighthouse as it sat in Lake Champlain
 

Dining room on boat


Another photo inside boat.


Wheel house.

Bear in log cabin.





There is one building dedicated to the circus.

Took 40 years for one man to do this.

 
It took 20 years for six people to make all the figurines that are in the windows on this wall.  Close-ups of a few follow.


 





This is inside the general store where you could buy anything.




There were lots of wagons and sleighs.


School bus sleigh.

Gypsy carriage

Horses wore these nets to keep the flies away.


There were so amazing quilts.

This is a quilt!



The folks found some greyhounds!



He is either over a very large rabbit or another grey.

Glass canes.



School house

Dual lane covered bridge with a walkway.

Meeting room
 It is a nice place to visit.  The folks said they were worn out after only four hours.  Their feet hurt. Mom didn't take photos of every building.  They didn't spend a lot of time looking at anything just because they didn't want to do so.

The ticket price is kind of high.  $24 a person, but it is good for two days.  The folks found a coupon for $2 off and used that.  There is a lot of maintenance to the place, so that is why the price is so much.   They ate lunch there and that was $20.

Yep, that is my souvenir.
It's mine Dad, I can eat it!

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Likes This Park For Ease Of Walking

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

When In Vermont....

What do you do in Vermont? 

The first thing you do is make sure you have a blanket because it was chilly this morning.  BOL!


Then be prepared to make some tough decisions.  Just look at what they do to confuse their dogs here:

Seriously, when you are in Vermont, you have to buy maple syrup.  The folks drove out to a place where they make their own syrup. They sell cheese, sausage, jellies and syrup. 


A huge syrup jug is on their front porch.

Mom bought some, of course.
 They bought me a biscuit, but Dad said it is a souvenir and I am supposed to save it. Stay tuned!


They then ate lunch at a place that they had a gift card for so their lunch was free. They have enough left on the gift card to go back again.

They sat outside to eat. 
 The restaurant is in an area where there are just restaurants and shops .



After lunch, they took a tour at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. The folks have never had Ben & Jerry's before.





The tour is $4 a person and at the end of the tour, you are given about a half of a scoop of ice cream as a sample.  The folks went ahead and bought a scoop of the maple walnut ice cream that is only served at that location.  It was almost $5. The tour wasn't anything exciting.  They did see ice cream being made, but they just stood in one room and looked down from the platform.  Many of the visitors were rude. They pushed and shoved.  They wanted their ice cream sample. 

There is a graveyard for all the ice cream flavors that have been buried.



I received another souvenir.  Mom is going to give it to me when Dad is not around.  Shhhh!


There are several people from our Escapees Club that are here at our campground as we are just a few miles from were our rally is being held.

Our site.

Me this morning.  I know I look the same in all my outdoor photos, but you have to trust me, this is from this morning after it warmed up. 
Joey,
The Greyhound Who Is Resting Before His Next Walk