Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Vermont leaves and crisp nippy weather
Vermont leaves and crisp nippy weather go hand in hand this time of year. Back from a cool, rainy but fun trip up to Horseshoe Acres Campground in Andover, VT to meet up with some truck camper friends. We continue to learn more about proper use of our truck camper, winter camping and getting the unit ready for cold weather. At this point, all we can give back is details on using a GPS unit and software to navigate live and plan routes. We enjoyed two evening camp fires and a pot luck supper with amazing variety.
The roads that go east/west in New England are pretty small and scenic as the larger roads go only north and south. This leads to great rides through rural areas, pretty steep climbs and sometimes pretty scary downs on small roads. Spent time wandering around Chester, VT and enjoying a town that has not strayed from its roots. Small town center with a craft fair, delicious breakfast in an old inn, several book stores and a huge quilt fabric store. I was very surprised at the size of the quilt store but owner said it was the largest in VT and often hosted bus loads of quilters from all over.
The Lance continues to perform well, keeping us warm with propane heater, dry from all the rains and giving us the opportunity to meet up with friends from all over New England. We keep good notes on their adventures and are planning a long western trip next spring using some of their suggestions.