Tuesday September 11th 2018
The torrential rain forecast for Monday into Tuesday never materialized. The brunt of the storm went south of the Massena area. It didn’t really rain at all overnight. I woke up to cloudy conditions that were ideal for packing up for the travel day.
I got underway a little after ten heading east across the top of New York state. I crossed the upper part of Lake Champlain at Rouses Point into Vermont around noon. Rather than continuing east to Interstate 89, I decided to work my way south on US-2 island hopping to the interstate just north of Burlington. It was a pretty drive looking out at the various parts of Lake Champlain. Thinking that it’s fall, I expected to see some color in the trees. There wasn’t any. It is probably because it was still summer in the 90s last week.
Once I reached the interstate it was a routine travel day. The sharp turns and gentle ups and downs of the secondary roads were replaced by gentle turns and higher ups and downs of the Green Mountains. Traffic was light to non existent.
I arrived at the Quechee Pine Valley KOA between 2 and 2:30. I was mostly setup and setting the clock on the microwave oven at 3:07. This campground is on the east side of Vermont just up the road from White River Junction. I stayed here once before about ten years ago. I’ll be here for two nights before I move on into New Hampshire for the weekend.