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Montpelier, Vermont
State Capitols · Northeast Tour
Day 10 - Friday, September 29, 2006
Ended here:

New Milford, PA

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A wet, nasty travel day. With a couple of grins. See pix below.

Tonight we've crashed (not literally :) at a Flying J truck stop in New Milford, PA.

I hope to make good time tomorrow. We might be home late Sunday.

It took a week, but here, finally, is a link to the political statement we made last Friday, 9/22.

The sleeping bag will earn it's keep tonight. Forecast low is 39 degrees. Brrr!

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Cloudy, very rainy pix of the capitol of Vermont in Montpelier. A foggy, rainy, fall foliage picture from Vermont. This sign was posted by the pond in the previous pic. Threat. Another sign for June. If it looks like the van is listing seriously to starboard, you're right. In fact, the left rear wheel is not in contact with the pavement. Luckily, after two calls to Triple A, we're were on the way with no damage. I will never, ever trust The Navigator again to help me back up :)
This building is in Albany, NY and was once owned by RCA Victor. Now RCA has become a little mentioned part of General Electric. And the building is now used by a moving and storage company. But "Nipper The Dog" the RCA symbol still sits atop the building. As you might expect, The Navigator is seriously jealous! The capitol building in Albany, NY. Note statue to the right. The Navigator receives words of wisdom from the Father of our Country.
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Begin: 7:00am
End: 7:30pm
Net (includes stops): 11 hrs, 30 mins
Begin odometer: 166,580
End odometer: 166,959
Net miles today: 379
Average MPH: 33.0
Total trip miles: 2,198

Gasoline: $57.00
     Price: $2.429/gal
     Bought in: Bennington, VT
Food, ice, etc.: $14.00
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $0.00
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NOTICE: This thought approved by The Navigator.

If you're one of those folks that doesn't have a dog because you think they smell bad, check out these extra smelly dogs from June in SC.

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Some summertime meteorological observations from Sue in KY:

It's Soooo Hot...

The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

The trees are whistling for the dogs.

The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

Hot water now comes out of both taps.

You can make sun tea instantly.

You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.

The temperature drops below 95 F (35 C) and you feel a little chilly.

You discover that in August it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.

You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.

You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.

The cows are giving evaporated milk.

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