Road Trip Fun

Let’s take a road trip – just for the FUN of it!! Boston to Burlington. 

One the highlights of summer has to be the “road trip”. When I was a kid, all our vacations were road trips – usually while hauling a camper trailer. 

This week, I’m off with hubby on one of his business trips. And we decided, much to my delight, to make it into a little road adventure, by adding a road component to the commute. This road trip begins with plane ride (… Well, actually we did drive from home to the airport, so …).

Landing in Boston.

Picking up rental car. This was our second choice – the car assigned to us was sopping wet inside. Ewww!  Someone must have left the window down during  the car wash, or something. It was squishy!

Through the tunnel, and …

… Over the bridge.

Enduring an 8-lane highway into New Hampshire. Note the white knuckles!

This was a little easier. North through New Hampshire via I89 to Lebanon.  

We stopped at an information centre in White River Jct to pick up a road map. Road maps are old school, I know.  But I like them! Here, we saw a railway museum display. 

We carried on along the #4 Highway, west to the very pretty town of Woodstock. We stretched our legs and had a little look around.  This place might require another visit!

And found one of New England’s famous covered bridges in Woodstock. 

The #4 Highway took us to Killington (major ski resort) at the southern tip of the Green Mountain National Forest and then to Rutland, where we turned north along the #7 Highway . We had intended to drive through the Green Mountains, but somehow we missed that turn off. My driver does not like to retrace steps. 

That’s okay. The mountain views were pretty.

There were loads and loads (and loads!) of antique shops along the route.

It’s farm country.

Including many solar farms – large and small.  You can’t see it in this photo, but there were hundreds of solar panels at the solar farm. The photo was snapped while we whizzed by.  My driver doesn’t care to stop, either, apparently. 

But the sky brightened from time to time and I convinced said driver to take a wee break from the highway and skirt the shores of Lake Champlain.

We were rewarded with our own little covered bridge which we got to drive through.

All that “no stopping” and “no retracing” paid off. We arrived in Burlington in plenty of time to have walk (that was a long drive!!), and sit on a patio for dinner as the setting sun warmed the bricks of this lovely building across the street.

I see a glass of wine in our future … Or maybe a local cider. Yup!  Cider it is!



18 thoughts on “Road Trip Fun

  1. karenrealfood August 17, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Love road trips – and your’s looks delightful! Was fun to mentally revisit familiar haunts i.e. Boston, Lebanon, Woodstock – and on our son used to live in Burlington. Enjoy that glass of wine – and more!

  2. Julie@frogpondfarm August 17, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    Wonderful .. And I hope you enjoyed that cider! That first bridge is amazing, I’m sure I have seen it or one similar in films.road trips are fun, and even better when the driver stops for photos πŸ˜ƒ

    • JanetRimmington August 17, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      Ha!! I’ll tell him so! I’m not sure it will make a lot of difference. He has a long history of “driving right through”. But, you know, it’s a work in progress πŸ˜‰

      • Julie@frogpondfarm August 17, 2016 / 6:56 pm

        It is! I finally got hubby to stop one morning and got the best pic. πŸ˜ƒ

      • JanetRimmington August 17, 2016 / 6:59 pm

        That’s proof!! πŸ˜€
        On the positive side, at least we are not doing the driving. Think how many shots would be missed if we were. Shutter!!

  3. joannesisco August 17, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Road trips are a lot more fun when you can stop and enjoy the little marvels along the way … maybe your driver will not be in so much of a hurry on the way back?

    The covered bridges are wonderful – great photos! πŸ™‚

    • JanetRimmington August 18, 2016 / 3:43 pm

      Thanks!! There wasn’t as much stopping as I would have liked. And there’s never seems to be enough time. But I did enjoy the drive. It sure beat the alternative – which is sitting in airports, waiting for connections and enduring endless delays. But I believe the drive back will be “straight through” as we will be beating it for the airport. No complaints. It’s nice to get away and see new stuff. And Burlington has been lovely

      • joannesisco August 18, 2016 / 4:00 pm

        Air travel has its time and place, but sometimes there is nothing quite like a road trip πŸ™‚

  4. Norm 2.0 August 17, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Looks like fun – gotta love those covered bridges πŸ™‚

  5. Osyth August 18, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Road trip with a soggy bottom …. Oops! But what a lovely trip! So overly to share it. Thank you ☺️

    • JanetRimmington August 19, 2016 / 12:57 am

      I know, right!? Very disappointing, as it was a nice car. Luckily, (and appropriately) we were assigned another car. I’m glad you enjoyed the drive. πŸ˜€

  6. There’s nothing I like better than a little road trip. We did the Coastal Maine trip a few years back. We stayed in Lebanon, traveled through Vermont. Stayed in Burlington on the way home, crossing into Quebec from there. So I really enjoyed your pics and words, Janet. Especially the ‘no stopping’ and ‘no retracing’ fella. πŸ˜‰

    • JanetRimmington August 31, 2016 / 1:35 am

      Oh that fella! He has a long history of “no back-tracking”. Sometimes, that hasn’t gone well at all… Not at all. But still, it was an interesting drive. So similar to home, in so many ways. And yet, so very different.

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