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    PaulBach
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    [B]Goal[/B] – Let Rally attendees know what to do and where to go.

    [B]Come back regularly![/B]

    [URL=”http://www.wayoutwax.com/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]Way Out Wax[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL]

    [QUOTE] For 17 years we’ve been hand-crafting high quality candles in the Green Mountains of Northern Vermont and have set ourselves apart not only through our love affair with essential oils, but also by our aversion to all the chemical additives, fragrances and dyes that are so prevalent in the candle industry. “Clean. Pure. Natural.” is not just a slogan. It’s a way of life.[/QUOTE]

    [B]Location[/B]: Essex Junction, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal[/B]: 150 Miles
    [B]Estimated Time[/B]: 3 hours and 15 Minutes

    #61701

    cousi
    Participant

    Here’s one sure to be on everyone’s list:

    [url=http://www.hemmings.com/aboutus/tour.html][COLOR=”navy”][U][I][B][SIZE=”6″]Hemmings Motor News[/SIZE][/B][/I][/U][/COLOR][/url]

    [IMG]http://ll.hemmings.com/tour/ACF818.jpg[/IMG]

    From the street:
    [IMG]http://ll.hemmings.com/tour/ACF816.jpg[/IMG]

    #61706

    PaulBach
    Participant

    [QUOTE]Gardeners from around the world know that when you’re in New England, Gardener’s Supply is a “must-see” destination. So if your travels take you to northern Vermont, we hope you’ll stop by for a visit. We love meeting our customers and talking with fellow gardeners, and it’s a great opportunity for you to “kick the tires” and see what’s new.

    In our Burlington store, you’ll find products from our catalogs on display as well as hundreds of other gardening tools and accessories. We will be happy to show you around and help you choose the perfect trellis for your clematis, the ideal composter for your backyard or a terrific pair of gardening gloves.

    Our year-round glass greenhouse is filled with a seasonal selection of orchids and other flowering exotics, houseplants, culinary herbs and more. During the growing season, our outdoor nursery area features Vermont-grown vegetable and flower seedlings, potted perennials, roses, fruit trees, ground covers, trees and shrubs.[/QUOTE]
    [URL=”http://www.gardeners.com/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]
    Gardner’s Supply Company[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL]

    [B]Location:[/B]Burlington, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B]145 Miles
    [B]Estimated Time:[/B] 3 hours and 10 minutes.

    #61707

    cousi
    Participant

    Horse lovers will enjoy visiting the [url=http://www.theheartofnewengland.com/travel/vt/morgan-horse-farm.html][B][I][U]Morgan Horse Farm[/U][/I][/B][/url]
    [IMG]http://www.uvm.edu/morgan/media/photos/Nobel5.jpg[/IMG]

    For beer lovers there’s [url=http://www.ottercreekbrewing.com/][B][I][U]Otter Creek Brewing[/U][/I][/B][/url]

    While there, be sure to visit Addison County’s Shire Town, [url=http://www.uvm.edu/morgan/media/photos/Nobel5.jpg][B][I][U]Middlebury, VT[/U][/I][/B][/url]
    [IMG]http://www.middlebury.govoffice.com/repository/designs/templates/custom_roundedges/images/middlebury_homeBottom.jpg[/IMG]

    And ride through the Middlebury College Campus a truely beautiful place.
    [IMG]http://www.albanyaerialphotos.com/Middlebury-4.jpg[/IMG]

    #61708

    BeemerBJ
    Participant

    Michael,
    Thank you for the GPS data. Does this place also have an address?
    BJ

    #61709

    cousi
    Participant

    Ausable Chasm near Lake Placid, NY

    [IMG]http://www.i-bmw.com/gallery/data/500/medium/Lake_Placid_Paul_002.jpg[/IMG]

    #61711

    PaulBach
    Participant

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/182873bd.jpg[/IMG]

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/Maps%20Jpegs/686e342c.jpg[/IMG]

    About 15 minutes from the rally site is the resting place of Robert Frost. Frost was once the Poet Laureate of the United States. So, what’s the connection to the riding community? RA riders search for the roads less traveled and it has made all the difference.

    [B]Location:[/B] Bennington, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B] 10 Miles
    [B]Estimated Time:[/B] 15 Minutes

    For more information about Robert Frost, [URL=”http://www.frostfriends.org/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    Come back tomorrow for another great site very close to the rally area.

    #61719

    PaulBach
    Participant

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/fb29c217.jpg[/IMG]

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”4″]The Bennington Battle Monument is 306 feet 4 and 1/2 inches tall; the cornerstone was laid in 1887, and the monument completed and dedicated in 1891. It is constructed from blue-grey magnesian limestone (known as Sandy Hill Dolomite from present-day Hudson Falls, New York), which is roughfaced with the exception of two horizontal bands near the observatory level. The base is 37 feet square and with a gradual diminishing curve rises upward 168 feet where the rock-faced stone changes to a smooth horizontal beltcourse of 8 feet; above this is a band of rock-faced stone punctuated by twenty, eleven-foot slotted openings at the observation level. From this level, now reached by an elevator, can be seen the valleys and rolling hills of Vermont, New York and Massachusetts. Above the windows is an additional smooth beltcourse of 13 feet from which soars, uninterrupted but diminishing more rapidly, the final stone portion of 101 feet, 10 and 1/2 inches to the apex, which is surmounted by a bronze and gilt ten-point star adding the final 4 feet 6 inches to the Monument’s height. The points of the star are each 18 inches long and serve as a lightning rod for the monolith, the tallest structure in the State of Vermont. [/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    [B]Location:[/B] Bennington, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B]10 Miles
    [B]Estimated Time:[/B] 15 Minutes

    For more information about today’s destination, [URL=”http://www.historicvermont.org/bennington/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here![/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL]

    #61720

    PaulBach
    Participant

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/c0392c8a.jpg[/IMG]

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]TOUR INFORMATION
    Tour Information: Tours last approximately 30 minutes.
    Factory Tour Admission: Adults: $2.00 Kids (12 and under): FREE

    Tour Hours:
    Summer season (June 1st – Oct. 31st)
    Factory Tour Hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Our factory is open year round (7 days a week) except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day. We recommend planning to spend about 1:15 minutes on-site at the Vermont Teddy Bear Company factory.
    Please keep this in mind about our tours:

    [LIST]
    [*]Tours book up quickly during the summer season, and we cannot guarantee that the next tour will be available. Feel free to look around our Bear museum and fun bear shop until the next tour is available.
    [*]No production on the weekends or after 4:30 pm.- Production breaks for lunch from 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm.
    [*]Also, at times for unforeseen reason the factory staff may not be working along the tour route.
    [*]For groups of 10 or more people, see the Group Tour Information page.
    [*]Ice Cream Kiosk:
    [*]During the summer, an ice cream kiosk is also open, serving up fresh ice cream for you to enjoy outdoors at our picnic table area.
    [/LIST]
    * For all other inquiries regarding our Factory Tour or Bear shop, please call 802-985-3001 (and press #2) or 800-829-BEAR. [/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/Maps%20Jpegs/320f46b0.jpg[/IMG]

    [B]Location:[/B] Shelburne, [B][COLOR=”Green”]Vermont[/COLOR][/B]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B] 136 Miles
    [B]Estimated Time:[/B] 2 Hours and 54 Minutes

    For more information about Vermont Teddy Bear [URL=”http://www.vermontteddybear.com/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]Click Here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL]

    #61724

    PaulBach
    Participant

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/212d1b52.jpg[/IMG]
    Remember “[B]The Sound of Music?[/B]”

    If the von Trapps though the area around Stowe looked a lot like Austria, who am I to argue? Come ride Vermont. Its not flat. Some cartographers have figured that Vermont is larger than Texas, if you could iron it out! :poke

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]The Story behind the Story – A long history of making people feel right at home. When the von Trapp family left Austria and first gazed on the sweeping mountain vistas of Stowe, Vermont, they knew immediately they had found their new home. And since then, the von Trapp family has invited families to join them in sharing the wonder of mountain living.[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/Maps%20Jpegs/5cdf25a8.jpg[/IMG]

    [B]Destination:[/B] Stowe, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B]150 Miles
    [B]Duration:[/B] Three Hours

    For more information about today’s destination, [URL=”http://www.trappfamily.com/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here![/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL]

    #61726

    PaulBach
    Participant

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/894a04bb.jpg[/IMG]

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]Central Vermont’s largest municipality, Barre City is the Granite Center of the World. Stone workers from all over Europe created a patchwork of cultures which helped Barre to grow to the diverse municipality it is today.

    Barre City is home for several of Central Vermont’s finest attractions including the Barre Opera House, Hope Cemetery, the Socialist Labor Party Hall, Studio Place Arts, Vermont History Center, Vermont Granite Museum. In addition, there are several annual weekend festivals including the Green Mountain Motorhead Classic Car Spring Fling in early June, Homecoming weekend in July, the Northeast Fiddler’s Association Contest and Festival in September, and Scary Barre: A Harvest Festival in October. And don’t miss the Wednesday Summertime Farmers’ Market and Wednesday Summertime Evening Concert Series. Check out our events calendar for the latest schedule.[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/Maps%20Jpegs/4e83555a.jpg[/IMG]

    [B]Location:[/B] Barre, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B]129 Miles
    [B]Estimated Time:[/B ]2 hrs 48 minutes

    For more information about today’s destination, [URL=”http://www.ci.barre.vt.us/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here![/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL]

    #61727

    cousi
    Participant

    Come North and ride App Gap (Rt17) from Bristol to Waitsfield.

    [IMG]http://www.i-bmw.com/gallery/data/500/medium/Rt_17_From_the_Top_resized.jpg[/IMG]

    #61729

    PaulBach
    Participant

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/d155475f.jpg[/IMG]

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]The trademark of the current Bennington Potters is the solid New England-style pottery shapes that harken back to the very roots of local ceramics production,” says Sheela Harden, the president and CEO of the pottery.

    All the work is done by hand, and the on-site factory makes about 500 pottery dishes and other stoneware dinnerware, bakeware, and serving shapes a day, on a good day. Their “hands-on” approach to the pottery-making process is unique in today’s manufacturing environment.

    The potters who work in the factory have over 20 years of experience at their craft, and pride themselves on producing stoneware which involves a level of hand-craftmanship that few other potteries in the world have an interest in doing any longer. The pottery has clung to making historic designs even though that adds to it’s cost – a problem that other companies have dealt with by simplifying their designs.

    Set of 4 Trigger Stoneware Mugs”All of our pottery shapes have intricate features and complicated kiln firings,” says Harden. “These are features that make our handmade pottery unique. We have continued to produce the largest and deepest stoneware bowls made in the U.S. – no one attempts to do what we do.”

    The potters have remained true to the vision of founder David Gil, who passed away suddenly in early 2002, at age 79. As cookie-cutter dinnerware and bakeware continue to saturate the marketplace, and retailers continue to diversify to the point that they all look like each other, the potters are increasingly seeing that people are looking for something original, something with substance.

    Each piece of Bennington pottery is unique, the quality is superb, no two pieces are exactly alike, which is part of the secret to Bennington’s success. From casual and everyday dinnerware to their more rustic Tavernware line, Bennington offers something for everyone. [/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    [B]Location:[/B] Bennington, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B] 11 Miles
    [B]Estimated Time:[/B] 17 Minutes

    For more information [URL=”http://www.benningtonpotters.com/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    #61731

    PaulBach
    Participant

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/33468665.jpg[/IMG]

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]In 1977 lifelong friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield completed a correspondence course on ice cream making from the Pennsylvania State University. On May 5, 1978, with a $12,000[2] investment the pair opened an ice cream parlor in a renovated gas station in downtown Burlington, Vermont. In 1979, they marked their anniversary by holding the first-ever free cone day, now a nationwide annual celebration.

    The founders were able to combine ice cream making with social activism by creating a three-part mission statement that considered profits as only one measure of success. Their mission statement has three parts: a Social Mission, a Product Mission, and an Economic Mission. Their Social Mission describes the company’s need to operate in a way that recognizes their influence on society, and the importance of improving the quality of life all over the world. Their Product Mission states that they will always strive to make the finest quality products, working to use natural, wholesome ingredients. It also states that they will advertise business mannerisms that respect the Earth. Their Economic mission describes their promise to operate their company on a “sustainable financial basis of profitable growth, increasing value for [their] stakeholders and expanding opportunities for development and career growth for [their] employees.”[3] “Underlying the mission of Ben & Jerry’s is the determination to seek new and creative ways of addressing all three parts, while holding a deep respect for individuals inside and outside the company and for the communities of which they are a part.”[4]

    In 1980, Ben and Jerry rented space in an old spool and bobbin mill on South Champlain Street in Burlington and began packing their ice cream in pints. In 1981, the first Ben & Jerry’s franchise opened on Route 7 in Shelburne, Vermont. In 1983, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream was used to build “the world’s largest ice cream sundae” in St. Albans, Vermont; the sundae weighed 27,102 pounds. In 1984, Häagen-Dazs tried to limit distribution of Ben & Jerry’s in Boston, prompting Ben & Jerry’s to file suit against the parent company, Pillsbury, in its now famous “What’s the Doughboy Afraid Of?” campaign. In 1987, Häagen-Dazs again tried to enforce exclusive distribution, and Ben & Jerry’s filed its second lawsuit against the Pillsbury Company. In 1985, the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation was established at the end of the year with a gift from Ben & Jerry’s to fund community-oriented projects; it was then provided with 7.5% of the company’s annual pre-tax profits. In 1986, Ben & Jerry’s launched its “Cowmobile”, a modified mobile home used to distribute free scoops of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in a unique, cross-country “marketing drive”—driven and served by Ben and Jerry themselves. The “Cowmobile” burned to the ground outside of Cleveland four months later, but there were no injuries. Ben said it looked like “the world’s largest baked Alaska.” [/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    [IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/RA%20Shots/Maps%20Jpegs/5c6cb8fa.jpg[/IMG]

    [B]Location:[/B] Waterbury, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B] 142 Miles
    [B]Estimated Time:[/B]3 Hours

    For more information about today’s destination, [URL=”http://www.benjerry.com/company/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here!
    [/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL]

    Be sure to visit this website it is one of the most creative on the web! :hurray

    For example; how many ice cream flavors are in the Ben and Jerry’s inventory? For the answer[URL=”http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/our-flavors/#”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”] MOOOOOOV here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    #61735

    cousi
    Participant

    Coopertown and [url=http://community.baseballhall.org/Page.aspx?pid=329] [B][I][U][COLOR=”blue”]The Baseball Hall of Fame[/COLOR][/U][/I][/B][/url] are a short ride away from the rally site. Visit it on the way to or from.

    [IMG]http://community.baseballhall.org/view.image?Id=620[/IMG]

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