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Week 5 - Massachusetts to Vermont

Day 33

We are in a very nice, quiet campground in Eastern Massachusetts, Wompatuck State Park, about 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. We have crossed the US in 33 days! And I'm still feeling fine. There is so much to see. Even in the small towns there are historic places that are fun to visit and see. The leaves are changing. We saw many beautiful trees in N. Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Now that we are on the East Coast, the trees are lovely and as we go north thru Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine we expect to see many more. Yesterday we toured the Fairbanks house. It was built about 1638 by an ancester of ours. My brother-in-law printed out a "pedigree" for me so I took it into the visitor's center. The man was impressed.

Day 35

We are "camped" in the visitor's center in Vermont. We drove north through Massachusetts and into New Hampshire. Camped in Keyser Pond campground. It was a 'family oriented' campground. Much to do as families and for children. We went to the pond and picked up sand for Kathy and saw little fish swimming. The Loons that live there were in hiding. Did our laundry and drove northwest to a Shaker Village. Interesting & on to Vermont where we are now.

Posted by phylisej 05:39 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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Be sure you get to see and hear a loon somewhere. Have you ever? Do you have them in WA? We seldom get them here, except along the shore during migration, but I've seen and heard them in northern MI. It is a beautiful sight, and a haunting sound, nothing quite like it.

I'm kicking myself that I forgot to point out your scratch art, as I'd planned to. It looks really nice framed and there in the laundry room with some of my flower and bird photos.

by msj

It sounds like you are having a great time! I'm kind of jealous, but I think our trees are at least as lovely as the ones in New England now, as it has been fairly cool here since August. the temp has been between the high 40's and high 50's, I don't think its been up to 60 in the last couple weeks. Its also been quite rainy almost every day. I heard they had to cut the Chicago Marathon short because of the heat back east. Que

by drque

Mom thinks we heard a Loon once in CA. I saw some ducks on a pond by I-89 here in VT that looked just like the Loon carved in the Bird Museum, but it's hard to be sure at 60 mph. We saw quite a few wild turkeys today, they are smaller than the ones in SD and brown, I'll post a pic or two on today's blog entry.

Que - you're probably correct about the colors, the local's (VT) are calling this a dull foliage year because of the unseasonably warm weather they've had. It has finally gotten wet and cool, so I haven't given up hope yet. While they haven't been brilliant, we have seen colors for as far as the eye can see, for miles & miles.

by jl98584

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