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Vermont Part IV

And we're back.  We managed to catch a nasty viral respiratory infection that had knocked us out for a good part of the last 3 weeks.  We are on the mend, back on the road, and ready to share more adventures. So, back to Vermont...

I am not quite sure how this initially slipped my own food-obsessed, ex-baker radar, but after a few days in Vermont I knew how I was going to spend "my day"*. A Vanderbilt friend (hi Miriam!) who loves to bake as much as me reminded me that King Arthur Flour's "Bakery, CaféStore and School" is in Norwich, VT. Knowing this was just about 90 minutes from our campground, I decided I would make a day of it.

Given that I was very likely going to stuff my face at the King Arthur Flour bakery, I decided a pre-gorge hike might be smart to offset the delicious sugar in my future.

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Vermont Part III

When we checked in to our campsite for our second stay in The Green Mountain State, I was asked by kind, silver-haired Shirley behind the desk if we were planning on visiting The Shelburne Museum while in the area. When I hesitated, the woman informed me she had a discount on the admission fees. Discount? Well sure. We absolutely were going to visit!

After we settled in, I started to do some research (Let's be honest here. I Googled). I realized that The Shelburne Museum was A Thing. Like, a Really Big Thing. The Museum is so big your admission to the museum allows you to return on the next day to complete your visit!

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Acadia National Park

Our first National Park visit in Velma is going to be hard to top. Acadia National Park is absolutely breathtaking in the fall. Words won't do justice to what we experienced, but I'm going to do my best to try and share with you how we spent our time in the park. 

Since this was our first National Park visit, we made sure to stop by the Visitor's Center at Acadia and pick up a Passport! The Passport program is an awesome way for travelers to track their visits to National Parks across the country. Each park's visitor's center offers a cancelled stamp station for you to use to document the date of your visit that particular park. Often, depending on the size of the park, there will be several cancellation stations throughout the park at noted landmarks. The Passport is organized by region and, along with space for your stamps, has a list of all of the national parks, forests, seashores and landmarks by state. My hope is that we visit so many and use the Passport so much that we end up having to buy an expansion pack!

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Portland (East)

Portlandia(s).  I don't know if it is a coincidence, but Jeremy and I have soft spots for both PDX and Portland (East). Waterfront city?  Check.  Known for their food scene?  Check.  Penchant for craft brews, pup-friendliness and focus on sustainability. Check, check, checkity-check. We didn't have nearly as much time as we wanted to explore Portland (East), but we know we will come back for more adventuring.

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Freeport

LOBSTAH!

We've finally arrived in Maine. From Northampton, we overnighted at another Walmart in Rochester, NH. We booked the first part of our stay at Recompence Shore Campground at Wolfe's Neck Farm. It is, to date, my favorite campsite. We lucked out as we hadn't really done our research into our options.  We ended up picking a campground that many of our nomad friends have enjoyed in their own travels.

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