Oh, and on Sunday after we got home and had lunch we bought a new car.
We got rid of Veronica the Ford as she wasn't going to hold out much longer anyway. I am inheriting Best Guy's old car (who has informed me his name is Bob), and BG is using the brand spanking new fully electric car as his main commuting vehicle. Because of its 100-mile charging radius we probably won't use the as yet unnamed new vehicle for future 251 adventures, but you never know.
In the mean time, enjoy all the 251 pictures. There is a lot of them, and many of the captions are lifted straight from BG himself. We really ran the gamut of weather on Saturday's trip: rain, sun, humidity and dampness. A great many of these towns are also incredibly familiar to me, as I grew up in this area. While there are some I'd never been to, many were old hunting grounds for my Dad.
|#109: Derby. Literally a few blocks from the Canadian border. Note the sign says "Lat 45 North: Where half way is far enough." Half way between the equator and North Pole|
|#110: Holland. Lots of gravel roads, in fact, in this part of the state.|
|#111: Morgan. My Mom's maiden name is Morgan.|
|#112: Norton. Norton borders Warren Grant, Warren's Gore, and Avery's Gore. We drove through Warren's Gore to get here but the grants and gores are not on the official 251 list.|
|#114: Canaan. CORNER PIECE! The borders of Canaan intertwine with NH and QC.|
|#115: Lemington. Towns older than the country (chartered 1762).|
|#117: Brunswick. Hard to tell if these buildings are abandoned.|
|#118: Ferdinand. The first of our two challenges for the day. This town has a population of 32. |
It's mostly a wildlife preserve and some hunting areas. I think my dad used to hunt here.
|#120: Brighton. So many beautiful little pond and beaches in Vermont. We need to camp out at one of these sometime.|
|#121: Charleston. We enjoyed the swing set though we scared the crap out of the dog who had no idea why we were flying back and forth.|
|#122: Westmore. On Lake Willoughby. Toby saw the sign as a dare.|
|#123: Barton. The annual Orleans County Agricultural Fair is held here every year in August. We used to go as kids sometimes. Known colloquially as the Barton Fair. Or, in my household, the Fartin' Bear.|
|#124: Brownington. Our last stop on Saturday, and a new record of 16 towns in one day. We were pooped by this point.|
|#125: Coventry. Starting off Sunday in style. This was right behind a diner that smelled like heaven. |
In BG's vegetarian heaven, bacon is not made out of pigs.
|#126: Irasburg HALF WAY POINT!|
|#127: Albany. This gas station has been closed up since gas was $1.23/gallon, apparently.|
|#129: Wolcott. Donut break!|
|#130: Hyde Park. PHEW. The end. For now.|