Day two: Truck envy, The Champlain Islands and cows.

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On our second day in Vermont we headed for New York. Seems crazy, but stick with me … it was worth it.

Of course we didn’t make it very far before my husband had to turn around and check out an old Ford truck.

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It looked just like his… same year, same color except this was a 250 instead of a 150. Price tag, for a truck made in 1994? $22,000. That is beyond insane (and made me want to list his for sale as soon as we got home).

Back on the road, we pointed the car towards the Champlain Islands.

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If you’re unfamiliar with this area, Lake Champlain is large. 107 miles long, 64 foot deep. There’s often talk about adding it to the Great Lakes but nothing ever comes of it.

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There are a few ferries that cross it from the Vermont side, but the ride is pretty and we weren’t in any rush.

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South Hero, North Hero….

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And Grand Isle.

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Miles and miles of nothing but farms, mountains and lake. (spellcheck changed lake to kale. No one wants miles of that!)

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Peaceful doesn’t begin to describe it.

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And hey, look….

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COWS!!

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27 thoughts on “Day two: Truck envy, The Champlain Islands and cows.”

  1. The thought of Lake Champlain has come up on Saturday evenings, when we drink and talk about traveling. I’ll pass along your recommendation. Also, WordPress has informed me that I now have ten, count ’em, ten followers. It’s hard to believe.

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  2. Lake Champlain is one place I’d love to visit. It’s nice to know that there are some places on this earth that are almost untouched by industrial progress. It’s beautiful.

    As for that truck, it’s no secret I have a soft spot for anything Ford. In fact my next car will be a Ford truck. But $22K for a 1990-ish Ford F-250, that’s madness!

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  3. Your Vermont trips almost make me nostalgic for the years I lived there – from the Northeast Kingdom to St. Albans to Burlington – lived a few blocks from Lake Champlain – it’s staggeringly huge!

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  4. Ah old vehicles sorry I will have to come back to that. Still thinking of those fascinating cow hobbles. Well for a second at least. PS if you value lake Champlain at all do not make it a great lake. Someone in California will want to build a pipeline and sell the water to LA.

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  5. As I was reading down the post, I was secretly hoping there would be cows. I saw your comment about the grocery store, and I think that’s something I think about right off the bat when we talk of moving to another part of the country…especially one with a serious winter. Beautiful area and pictures of it.

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