This day went from fantastic to the other end of the scale

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After leaving that area we made our way south through Vermont, passing the huge and beautiful Mt Washington Hotel. 

From there we made our way to visit a distant relative and his wife.  The are cousins and in their late eighties but still very active and in pretty good health.  We chatted and enjoyed eachs others stories nearly all afternoon.  We even took a couple of pictures that were of a geneological wheel of one of my distant grandfathers.  Obadiah was born April 12, 1818, and this wheel was created for him and his bride on their wedding day and shows as much of their family history as they had at the time.  But can you believe we forgot to take pictures of them??  That was the first bad thing of the day.

A short distance south of their home we passed the first of the covered bridges we would see.

  This one was not in condition to use but we got a couple of pics anyway.

We had planned on staying in Montplier VT for the evening, but when we checked the hotels, the prices were extrodinarily high.  So we drove south in hopes of finding something at our price. (You know, cheap.)

We finally got down to Killington where there was a Comfort Inn.  It was getting late and we were very tired.  The area was a ski area in winter but in summer everything is closed.  The hotel had so few cars parked I thought it was closed.  I went inside the front offce building and was greeted by a woman that acted like we were going to be her first and only customer of the day and she wan't too pleased about it.

  And the rate she gave me made me wince.  We were too tired to turn it down.  The day was ending worse.

Then we tried to find a place to eat for dinner.  It turned out the only place open was a lounge/restaurant called The Summit and the Grist Mill.

I think we were the only ones for dinner and they only had about four folks in the bar.  The salad they served was made entirely of bitter leaves and unedible greens.  No salad dressing either.  The dinner we picked was shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, and lobster over pasta with a cream sauce. We found two shrimp, four scallops, a couple of clam shells, and mussels shells.  Not very good. So we ended the day at the other end of the scale.

 

X_Drive says:
Sue, thanks for the correction. It's so hard to put all the pictures in the right place when you are traveling from point A to C. I had nothing to add except those few shots for New Hampshire.
Posted on: Jun 17, 2011
susaninformed says:
Just to be clear, the Mt. Washington Hotel is in New Hampshire.
Posted on: Jun 17, 2011
jenn79 says:
aww Roger! =(
Posted on: Feb 23, 2011
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