Posted in 2018 East Coast Trip

Shelburne, Vermont

Thursday-Oct 18, 2018

Two years ago, I started a bicycle ride in Bar Harbor, Maine with the intent to ride across the country. On day six, another rider slammed on her brakes without calling out. I hit her and went down. Ended up with a broken collar bone. Kevin, who was on that ride for just the first week and lived nearby, offered me a place to stay while I made arrangements to get me and my stuff back to California. He and his wife, Robilee, were very gracious. So, today we met with them at their home in Shelburne, VT.

We spent time getting to know one another…Dan had never met them and they had never met him. Then they took us on a tour of the area they call home. Our first stop was at Shelburne Farms where Kevin had taken me two years ago. It is much different in the fall than it was in May. A cold, windy day but no rain.

Robilee, Nikki, Kevin at Shelburne Farm on Lake Champlain
Nikki and Dan in front of one of the farm buildings
They also took us to Burlington Waterfront on Lake Champlain and the downtown area. We had to stop at Kevin’s favorite bar for a pint.

Friday-Oct 19, 2018

As we left Kevin’s house to get into our rented vehicle, Dan noticed the sidewall of the back tire was damaged. We called Alamo and they offered to exchange vehicles for us. Fortunately, we were still in the area so were able to do that. We were both glad the tire hadn’t blown out with all the driving we’d done.

Dan and I went to the Shelburne Museum (not the same as the Shelburne Farm) and spent most of the day wandering through the several houses and buildings to see the various collections. 

This is a most interesting place and I recommend you go see it.  The tickets were good for two days and we could have spent two days there but had to move on.  We gave our tickets to our hosts. I hope they were able to use them. Here are just a few photos of the thousands of items at this museum.

Carousel on the premises
Miniature circus
More miniature circus
Steamship paddle boat that used to work on Lake Champlain
Next photo is bedcover mentioned here
Woven coverlet



female, married, in love, beautiful grown daughters, great and large extended family spread all over the US, enjoying my life, my favorite place to be is outside (unless its cold and wet).

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