Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Last night was probably 1C, thankfully we were snuggled up in a warm bed! Today was not going to be much warmer so four layers and a coat, tights under my jeans, hat and gloves I was ready!
We drove on a small highway that was suggested to us and it was very scenic. Such small cute towns! And the green trees! I have never seen so many shades of green!
We stopped at Killington ski resort, the largest on the East coast. 200 runs on seven mountains with 32 lifts. The Skyship and Gondola are able to lift 3000 skiers per hour in heated cars along a 2.5 mile cable. The Gondola is supposed to run all year, but we missed out again as it is only open Fri, Sat and Sun in spring and summer. But there were two skiers that were quite keen and were walking up the slope so they could ski down as there was still quite a bit of snow on a few of the runs. Amazing!
We also saw several covered bridges but two of them were being completely rebuilt as they had been washed away in a once in a 100 year event.
We stopped at Quechee to see the Gorge that they call "little Grand Canyon". It was pretty and so much granite as Vermont is known for all its granite.
We then went to a glass blowing factory and watched a demonstration. So interesting to watch how it all is done. The triangular piece ended up being a Christmas Tree.
Behind the factory was a "waterfall" over the granite rocks.
Stopped at the Visitors Centre to see where we might head next. New Hampshire is looking good!

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