Driving south out of Canada we encountered forest after forest that held brilliant color. But as we ventured farther into Vermont, it was not quite so vibrant. The peak had occurred the week before and the hills didn't sing out quite so loudly. But they still held a beauty all their own. A colorful drive down Highway 100, through small towns and lovely countryside, made us feel at home. All the signs were printed in English! After a stop at the Ben and Jerry's factory for a delicious ice cream cone, we continued into the Vermont countryside.Dinner at Plate, a lovely new restaurant, in Stowe, VTTo leave Vermont and enter New York, we took our car (and ourselves) across the border on a ferry.Here comes the ferry!Driving on with two other cars proved to be an easy task.Our next stop was Fort Ticonderoga, a true historic fort. Within its walls we found a collection of war memorabilia that we felt was informative and truly outstanding.
Next stop? The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.Brian has fond memories of his dad resting on his bed quietly listening to baseball on the radio. Paul followed the San Francisco Giants and so Brian also names them as his favorite team. He's really happy that the Giants are going to the World Series this next week!
Jonathan and Joel cry in their soup every time they think of the valuable cards their dad had in his possession when he was a young boy...the ones their grandma threw away. This sign is in honor of Martha Watters. When she saw this picture she embarrassingly admitted, "That was the worst thing I ever did!" You can be sure OUR kids' cards are still collecting dust up in the attic.