Let me begin with an explanation. At best, these blog posts offer me some creative outlet, some way to analyze my experiences on these trips. At worst it serves as a diary where I write down some loosely strung together thoughts and the days happenings before I pass out from exhaustion. I’m typing on a small, folding keyboard so typos are prevalent. Keep this in mind.
Today was a much needed reprieve from the last few hardcore days. From hiking Mt. Washington, to Tuesday’s gravel road debocle, I was looking forward to today as a day to recollect, relax, and enjoy Vermont, the beautiful towns, scenery, and views. I did just that.
We had a late start after a pancake breakfast with maple syrup made by our hosts. The riding was good, the roads flat, and the weather temperate. Mark and I stopped at a few convenience stores to use the bathroom, and to get Creemees (maple syrup ice cream). Otherwise an uneventful day.
Montpelier is beautiful. We’re staying with a lovely family through WarmShowers, and we had traditional Mexican for dinner. Homemade tortillas dipped in a molé sauce with yogurt and feta. Something reminiscent of coleslaw, and a chili spiced watermelon feta salad, all excellent. After hours of great conversation, we’re finally headed to bed. Another day tomorrow to a campground in Ripton, VT. Hopefully as good as today.
TM: 4:00, AVS: 12.6, DST: 50