October 20, 2022

Last morning in Vermont. 4 days went by fast. we have been going to the Squire House in Dorset for over 10 years

Pond behind the house

Norwegian Wood Piles. It’s a space saving wood stacking technique. Once the barn was full of firewood they had to find a place for the rest of the firewood.

Made it home in time to see the sunset

October 19, 2022

We decided to drive the Mount Equinox Skyline Drive this afternoon. It’s 5.2 miles long and is the longest privately owned paved road in the US. The Green mountains, and the White mountains of New Hampshire can be seen to the east. The Adirondacks of New York are to the west and the Taconic and the Berkshires are to the south

We have not done that in years and was surprised to find a beautiful visitor center at the top.

October 15, 2022

Foggy morning but it turned into a beautiful day. We drove alongside of lake George and then headed to Fort Ticonderoga. We both remember being there as kids. Then we drove to Crown Point and then took a long drive back to Saratoga on a lot of country roads. The scenery was beautiful.

The only downside was we left one of our cameras in the hotel and the one we left in the SUV had a dead battery so we had to rely on our iPhones

Crown Point
Red trees at Crown Point
Fort Ticonderoga
View from Fort Ticonderoga

 

October 14, 2022

The sun came out and it was a beautiful day Stopped at Saratoga Spa state park. We were happy to see that the rain and wind did not knock down all the leaves The park is 2.379 acres and it contains lots of trails, the performing arts center, picnic ares and lots of other amenities. There is a beautiful fall display at the entrance to the park. I was lucky enough to talk to one of the state employees who told me that her and her boss start working on the display in mid September. This is just part of the beautiful display

According to Wikipedia There was a belief that the waters of Saratoga held healing properties that led to construction of spas snd health centers that would cater to local tourism and health industries. At the height of this bottling frenzy in the early 1900s there were more than 200 private wells tapping into Saratoga mineral springs

Some of the beautiful scenery in the park

Path to Hug Point State Park. Of course I had to do some research. Before the highway was built, the only way to travel along this stretch of coast was by stagecoach. Pioneers traveling along the trail had to hug the point carefully, even at low tide. Thus, the point and the park are both aptly named Hug Point