New Hampshire and Vermont before heading to New York

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On the way to Quechee, Vermont
Some people don't stay with friends on trips even when they could, since this is mostly a trip of reunions, we stayed with friends as much as possible. At Joyce's, her daughter Teresa made blueberry pancakes for us for breakfast! There are just moments you won't get when you stay at a hotel. Joyce and Peter then took us to see Quechee Gorge in nearby Vermont. The gorge can be seen from the bridge above and can give one the weak knees. Supposedly many people jumped off the bridge to commit suicide, so it's a sad place for many when they visit.

Then we went to Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock, Vermont. It's farm built by Frederick Billings, a model of wise farming back in 1871, and still serves as a showcase of how things can be done right. For tourists, it's a great place to see how rural Vermont farming is done. The museum is extensive however, we did not have time to look at everything in detail. We did look at the cows, calves and had ice cream made from the milk of the cows at the farm. It's a place where kids (and adults) can easily spend 2 hours and a couple more visiting the adjacent Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park which we didn't have time to visit this time.
We had to go to New York this afternoon.

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On the way to Quechee, Vermont
On the way to Quechee, Vermont
Quechee Gorge looking north from t…
Quechee Gorge looking north from …
On the Quechee bridge
On the Quechee bridge
Quechee Gorge, looking south
Quechee Gorge, looking south
A hill with fall colors in Vermont
A hill with fall colors in Vermont
A pretty drive though the countrys…
A pretty drive though the country…
Another covered bridge in Vermont
Another covered bridge in Vermont
One end of the covered bridge
One end of the covered bridge
The river rushes toward the covere…
The river rushes toward the cover…
This bridge is more open  and peop…
This bridge is more open and peo…
Interior of the covered bridge
Interior of the covered bridge
A horse looks over the fence at th…
A horse looks over the fence at t…
Cows at Billings Farm
Cows at Billings Farm
Pasture at Billings Farm
Pasture at Billings Farm
Colorful cows at Billings Farm
Colorful cows at Billings Farm
me, Joyce and Peter at Billings Fa…
me, Joyce and Peter at Billings F…
Canadian geese flying over Billing…
Canadian geese flying over Billin…
Draft horse in Billings Farm
Draft horse in Billings Farm
A calf at Billings Farm
A calf at Billings Farm
Rows of cows to be milked
Rows of cows to be milked
the business end of the cows
the "business end" of the cows
This is a very productive cow, and…
This is a very productive cow, an…
Working farm buildings at Billings…
Working farm buildings at Billing…
A kid enjoying the glorious fall c…
A kid enjoying the glorious fall …
Interior of the Billings Farm Muse…
Interior of the Billings Farm Mus…
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