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Trip Start Jun 13, 2009
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Trip End Jun 20, 2009


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Thursday, June 18, 2009

It is cold and raining out, but we do not let that stop us. 

We stopped at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, VT.  It is a small museum with emphasis on the family life of Robert Frost and his poems, particularly Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.  Robert Frost's stone house was built in 1769, and Robert Frost lived here in 1920 to 1929. 

Our next stop is Hildene, the home of Robert Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's son) and his family in Manchester, VT.  The house was built in 1905.  The Lincoln relatives lived in this home until 1975.  There are no descendents living.  We took a tour of the home and walked in the gardens.  The main house consists of 24 rooms with original furnishings and numerous Lincoln family mementoes.  The pipe organ is believed to be the oldest residential pipe organ with a play attachment still in its original location and still working order in the US. 

We saw two more covered bridges - the West Arlington Bridge (one of Vermont's most photographed and painted covered bridges, built in 1852) and Chiselville Bridge (built in 1870).

We ate dinner at Fennessey's in Wilmington.  On Thursday night, Fennessey's serve their entrees at 50% discount.  Again, we had another good meal.
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