Another cold and blustery day…at least it wasn’t raining. We did get a few sprinkles as we stayed just south of the rain cell that was moving southeast. It was between 52 and 63 degrees all day…so we were wearing rain gear just to stay warm. Still better than the sweltering 95+ heat and humidity in Florida!
We started the morning in Middlebury, VT. There was a little bit of sun shining through the clouds and we could see the “Green Mountains” a lot better today than yesterday. A short drive and we were at the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain. The ferry was on the New York side and headed back, it’s a short 7 minute ride so we had a few minutes to take some pictures with the “Welcome to Vermont” sign and locate the geocache that we had scouted at the Ferry landing. We were the only vehicle to get on the ferry, so we had our own personal ride across the lake to New York.
A quick stop to take our New York state line photo and then we were off to Fort Ticonderoga and the Hot Biscuit Diner. We met a couple from Boston who were in the area for the Americade rally. We had a great visit with them while we had a VERY long wait for service and our food to be delivered. Eventually we all had our breakfast and we were back on the road heading south. There was a rain cell just north of us and we were anxious to stay ahead of it…gotta’ love that Can Am horsepower!
Along the way we saw a sign for the Historic Blenheim Covered Bridge, we were excited to check it out. We pulled off the highway at the sign directing us to the bridge only to discover that the bridge had been destroyed in 2011 by hurricane Irene. It was still interesting to read about the history.
A little farther down the road we stopped to drop off our New York state geocaching poker chip at an old stone one room school house.
We drove through some beautiful scenery along rivers and lakes. And…finally, we made it to Pennsylvania…yippee!!!! A quick stop to take our Pennsylvania state line photo and on to Scranton. The sun was finally breaking through by the time we crossed the state line. After settling into the hotel, we headed for Old Forge, PA the “pizza capital of the world”. Interesting history of how they earned the title and why their pizza comes as a “tray”, not a “pie” and is served by the “cut”, not the “slice”. Then of course it was back to the hotel to watch the end of the Stanley Cup Finals and watch the Pittsburgh Penguins win game 6 and become the 2016 Stanley Cup Champions….great end to the day!!!
Mileage Today: 326 miles Total miles for the trip: 7,576 miles
States visited 28 and DC, States remaining 20