Talk-About-Vermont-Bob Davis Podcast 1008

Let’s Talk About Vermont!

Talk about Vermont. Firstly I did not know what to expect when I crossed the state line. My reaction in Talk-About-Vermont-Bob Davis Podcast 1008

Purpose

Secondly there was a purpose to this Vermont tour.

Interested In Vermont

To clarify a family member is interested in Vermont.

Wisconsin To Burlington

Therefore my nephew flew out to Burlington from Wisconsin so we could take a tour.

The Green Mountain State

Navigating The Green Mountain State

Opportunity

Above all a great opportunity for me to drive while my nephew navigated and took us where we wanted to go.

Mountains, Lakes, Forests, Farms

You think Vermont’s landscape is photographed as much as Arizona’s? It ought to be.

No Bugs,Billboards And Not Too Many People

Most importantly no bugs to speak of. No billboards.

We Didn’t Even See A Walmart

Even more no shopping centers, malls or fast food to speak of either.

Rural Landscape

Because of this Vermont’s rural landscape is like a walk back in time.

Rich Greens

Likewise the the colors are spectacular and it’s not even fall.

Covered Bridges

And there are plenty of covered bridges, ski towns and leafy college towns.

Great Back Roads

We spent a lot of time on the back roads which is essentially the entire state.

Ski Towns and Bigger Towns

But we checked out the Capital in Montpelier and of course Burlington and Rutland.

Lake Champlain And Calvin Coolidge

Further there are all kinds of historical points of interest the traveler can’t miss.

Great State Parks

Moreover the Vermont State Parks are great.

Lean Tos and Guard Houses

We stayed in more than one and I even got a chance to nearly destroy one state park’s guardhouses.

Listen!

Find out what happened in Talk-About-Vermont-Bob Davis Podcast 1008.

Is This The Land Of Milk And Honey?

Finally are there problems in Vermont? Well it’s not all Milk and Honey.

Certainly there are problems.

One thing almost everyone said was, “It’s expensive to live here”.

Freedom and Unity

But I didn’t hear anyone saying, “I can’t wait to get out of here”.

Vermonters we talked to were pretty proud of their state which has Freedom and Unity as their motto.

In short I hear a lot from my friends in so called red states about how screwed up these ‘liberal’ states are.

But it’s pretty difficult to find something I didn’t like up here.

Didn’t Want To Leave

My nephew didn’t want to leave and I would sure love to come back sometime in the fall.

Back In The Fall…

However we’ll leave winter to the more adventurous.

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Talk-About-Vermont-Bob Davis Podcast 1008

 

 

 

 

 

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Bob Petty
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I finally listened to this and it brought back memories. My great gandparents had a property on Grand Isle (South Hero) that eventually my Dad’s cousin took possession. I spent a half week there with my nephew on a month long trip to the East in ’87. I went through Canada to Maine with Mom and down to the Boston area where my Uncle lived. She flew out and my nephew flew in on the same day. Jeremy and I drove up to Vermont in a day with some sight seeing and stayed with cousin Ed for about 3 days. The worst day’s driving was driving down to Philidephia on the Jersey turnpike and then hitting rush hour .

Historic note: before becoming a traitor Benedict Arnold came up a plan to slow the British advance from Canada by blockading Lake Champlain. He put artillery on crude rafts. The British took the better part of the summer building proper gun boats. They blew through the Colonials in a day, but by then they had to camp for the winter. The battle of Saratoga was the following spring.

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