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We Loved Vermont and The Green Mountains

Waterfalls found and then a beautiful drive into NY and the Adirondack Mountains

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We are enjoying every minute as we start our trek back towards Ohio. Both Wynn and I got up a couple of times and looked out the window to see if we could catch a bear or moose in the parking lot…no such luck. But we did get a wonderful, full-blown breakfast by the breakfast chef. His potato frittata was wonderful and the homemade apple turnovers were hard to resist. So I didn't !
Here is a couple of pics from our bed and breakfast.

We got on the road around 8:30am and started our leaf peeping and waterfall search. Oh what fun, with a couple of more jewels along the way. (This is what Wynn has called the little unexpected and unplanned stops that the Lord gives us along the way. ) We saw some pretty scenery along the way to our first jewel. In the town of Waitsfield, there were two barns that were listed as highlights so we drove past both of them. One was the Skinner barn and then the Round Barn.


Our first jewel was a path to Blueberry Lake. We walked about a quarter-mile and came out to see the lake shining in the sunshine. The colors of the trees all around us was brilliant.


Then we actually drove on some dirt roads and found a pull off where we found our second jewel of the day. It was another waterfall named Moss Glen Falls. I wonder if it is connected to the one we saw yesterday? It is a ways apart…I will have to research this later. The path back was a half mile or so and was well traveled. And we were rewarded with this beautiful falls.


So our first waterfall on the day's route was a falls called Texas Falls in…you guessed it, Hancock - ha! It was located in the Green Mountains National Forest. It was a beautiful hike, about a mile or so in total and we were able to get our 3000 steps in too!


Another 30 minutes down the road and we came to Killington, VT to see Thundering Falls. I took a couple of pics of a cool little church on the way. I may add quaint churches with steeples to my list of pics to take here and there. I like water towers too…but I digress!
When we walked back to Thundering Falls we also saw markers for the Appalachian Trail. Doubt we will ever do that walk, but I still find it interesting! Enjoy the falls.


I just can’t stop taking pics of the scenery along the way. I love views of mountainsides, water and sunshine. Here's a few more on our way to Buttermilk Falls in Ludlow, VT. It took us a while to find the entrance and then when we got there we discovered there were three different fall locations, High, middle and low. All different and all lovely. I'm going to try to put a few videos at the end that show these beautiful falls. We'll see!
This section includes the pics from the middle falls. It's the one we found first.


Wynn and I were sure that the three sisters were here earlier and placed these acorns here for us!


Here are the pics of the low falls and the last two are from the high falls. I thought I was gonna fall and break my neck on those last ones. Wynn didn't venture down for this one…just poked his head through the trees to see it. I didn't go very far down either… (bonus if you can find me sitting on a rock above one of the three falls.)


With our list completed, Wynn drove us to get the van filled with gas before we entered New York. Then I drove us into New York and the town of Old Forge. Wynn took many pics along the way. (I told him to get some shots, and ai have created a monster! Lol ) He got some great pics that I'm including here.


We checked into a little motel that I will not mention cause it is not anywhere I would recommend…but the bed and bath are clean so it will be good enough for one night. We got our stuff moved in and then headed out to eat at The Mill. Food was great and quick! We enjoyed our meals and then headed to see where we will be rail-biking tomorrow. Praying that the little shower they are predicting tomorrow at noon will miss us. I'll tell ya all about it tomorrow! Goodnight, Sleep Tight and Don't let the bed bugs bite!


So we have been through many states and have seen many signs for Moose and moose crossings, but we have not had the pleasure of seeing one. These will have to do.


Posted by brendagerber07 22:14 Archived in USA

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