Color At Last!

Sunday, October 5

Because of our RV, this day saw $12 in tolls ($8 just for one bridge). Ouch. But on this same day, we were rewarded with our first signs of fall foliage as we drove through Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

We stopped in Townshend, Vermont, to see Scott Bridge--the state's longest covered bridge. This, the first covered bridge I had ever seen, was so long that a concrete support had to be added in the middle a number of years ago. The sign in front of the bridge reads:

Scott Bridge. Longest Wooden Span In Vermont. This 277' bridge, built in 1870 by Harrison Chamberlin, consists of two king post trusses and a 166' Town lattice truss. The latter was the longest wooden span in Vermont; in 1981, a concrete pier was constructed to provide support. An earlier attempt to strengthen the bridge with the addition of a laminated bow arch was not successful.

When we left, my dad was driving and I was in the "map" seat. I have no burden confessing that I had us take a wrong turn to get back to the interstate. Even though I told my dad to make the wrong turn, I knew within 5 minutes or so what I'd done. We found where we were heading and decided to take another way around. Good thing. We drove through some beautiful back country and ended up "finding" a gorgeous campground in Andover, Vermont, nestled back in a secluded valley. Once settled, we sat out by the fire and cooked hot dogs.

The Kancamagus Highway

[Where It All Began]
[On the Road] [East Coast Ahead] [Philly]
[Color At Last] [The Kancamagus Highway]
[The Wild Moose Chase] [Oh Canada]
[Go East Young Man]
[...and a Cruise Ship in a Foggy Sea]
[Whale Woes] [L.L. Bean At Last]
[The Lights to Boston] [The Freedom Trail, part 1]
[The Freedom Trail, part 2] [The Freedom Trail, part 3]
[Rock Around Plymouth Rock / Caught by Cape Cod]
[The Last Stop] [Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow]