June 24, 2022 – A day in Vermont

Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Vermont. Our main destinations were: Woodstock, Manchester, and Quechee, however we stopped at other locations along the way. Some of these were new, and some were old. It has been difficult for me to return to our bigger adventures, since our emergency with Gus, even with our new equipment. It was nice to have a day of peaceful adventures. Gus loved chasing anything moving in between the tall grass, finding sticks, and encouraging Wilma to play. Wilma enjoyed some happy rolls, and rolls of protest as she seemed to not prefer adventures on a warmer day. Therefore we did not do quite as much hiking as I planned as we wanted to make sure everyone enjoyed the day. Our adventures today included: sculptures, gardens, trails, bridges, farms, and a gorge. Here is a photo collage of our day!

Throwback Adventure – Quechee Gorge , Vermont – October 2016

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday.  These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing.

Shadow, Buster, and I journeyed to the Quechee Gorge in October 2016.  We have been there other times, but this trip we thoroughly explored the Park.  Sadly Buster has passed away since, but he definitely enjoyed his share of adventures.  He was an amazing boy, and will always be missed!

The Quechee Gorge is located in the Quechee State Park in Quechee, Vermont.  It is the deepest gorge in Vermont, plunging 165 feet.  The Ottauquechee River flows through the bottom of the Gorge.  The Gorge can be viewed from the bridge above, located directly on Route 4.  This scenic view really cannot be missed as it is plastered with tourists peering over the bridge for a view, and snapping photographs.  There are also trails along the Gorge, which allow for varied views of the River, and Gorge.

We choose a beautiful Fall day for this visit to the Gorge.  We climbed to the bottom trail to view the Gorge, which revealed the bridge from afar.  From there we hiked the opposite direction finding more trails, and even a little area for the dogs to swim.  It was nice to get good some good exercise, and enjoy the colorful Fall foliage.  The most beautiful spot really was the view of the Gorge directly off the bridge.  The pictures I took really could not capture the beauty of this location.  (Rating:  4)

Also, while in the area we stopped at the Quechee Covered Bridge, which spans the Ottauquechee River.  The bridge was rebuilt after being severely damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.  (Rating:  3)

The many adventures we had in October 2016 are especially precious in my heart as it was the last month of adventures we would have before losing Buster.  We are so grateful that he was able to live life to the fullest.