Mike had the oil changed and tires replaced on the BMW yesterday at Max BMW in South Windsor, VT. Even though they didn't have any electricity due to a fire earlier in the morning, they brought in a generator and kept working. They went the extra mile to make sure that we got back on the road as planned.
We started off on U.S. 10 north out of Avon, CT and in Simsbury were delighted to see numerous life-like statues along the road. At first we thought they were real people, and then realized we were actually seeing statues depicting people doing everyday activities. It's a part of the Simsbury Art Trail that features the sculptures of Seward Johnson. Here are a few of our favorites:
Our route took us north through Connecticut and Massachusetts, passing through small towns, busier sections of small cities, and twisting roads through the countryside.
Much of this area is familiar to us since we lived in southwestern Vermont for 20 years before we moved to Arizona 5 years ago.
We stopped in Brattleboro, VT for lunch at Whetstone Station restaurant and brewery, right on the banks of the Connecticut River that marks the boundary between Vermont and New Hampshire.
It was hot and humid by the time we stopped for lunch, yet it seemed cooler as we continued northeast into higher elevations in New Hampshire. We're stopping for the evening in Keene, NH where we plan to enjoy walking around the lively downtown. We can't think of a better way to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary! Here is today's route