We planned a big cycling weekend down south. We camped at Townshend State Park. On Saturday, we set off from West Dover as the Blueberry Festival Parade was assembling. We cycled through Wilmington, Whitingham, Readsboro, Searsburg and back to Wilmington. From Wilmington, we returned to West Dover via a different route by Lake Raponda. Lots of climbing. The parade was over by the time we made it back to West Dover.
Last night, the rain moved in and stayed. Today appeared to be a total washout. After a weather forecast consultation with our friendly park ranger, we aborted our planned Sunday ride. We decided instead to head up to Saint Johnsbury to visit the Fairbanks Museum. [Long story made short: We have never visited the Fairbanks Museum under the theory that we will save it for a rainy day. There are lots of rainy days in Vermont but somehow we still have not managed to make it to the museum.] As we drove north on I-91, the weather improved. The Eye on the Sky forecast on VPR suggested that rain would not arrive above Route 2 until after dark. So we abandoned our museum-going plan and improvised a route from Lyndonville. We cycled a loop route through Lyndon, Burke, Sutton, Barton, Glover, Sheffield and Wheelock. Perfect weather.
We have now cycled through 178 towns with 73 towns to go.
Andy at the civil war monument at Pettee Library in Wilmington
Andy at the war memorial on Town Hill in Whitingham
Jeff at the Brigham Young Monument in Whitingham
Andy at the war memorial in Readsboro
A vision in blue at the West Dover Congregational Church
Jeff at Sutton Grange Hall
Andy at the Veterans Memorial in Barton
Jeff at Busy Bee Diner in Glover
Andy at Miller’s Run School in Sheffield
Andy at the civil war monument at Wheelock Town Hall
Andy at the veterans monument in Lyndonville
Jeff finds a balm in Lyndonville