Warren & Emily Swan → Trips → 1989This was a rough vacation because we took Daniel when he was too little. Some children (like Olive) take such things in stride. Others take them with mouth open wide.
Anyway, we did have some fun. We spent some more time with Emily’s aunt Pauline in Eastern Pennsylvania, and took her and cousin Jimmy to ride the Strasburg Railroad and visit the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum.
Our campsite in Vermont was at Quechee Gorge, which we had visited in 1984, before we had children. Now we had three!
We visited the Morse Farm Sugar House, since we had been making our own maple syrup for a few years.
What a ride! We rode the longest tramway in North America at Killington, Vermont. 3½ miles of swinging in a cable car.
The Morgan Horse Farm didn’t tell us the history of Justin Morgan or his first horses, but they showed us their operation, which was to breed darker and taller Morgan horses.
Rutland, VT being so near, we visited G. H. Grimm, suppliers of maple syrup makers, like us. We took in the town of Quechee, which is a quaint, pretty town.
Leaving Vermont, we moved over to New Hampshire and camped at Crawford Notch Campground near the Saco River in the White Mountains for the next several days.
Being railfans, we road the Conway Scenic Railway one day, and the Hobo Railroad another day.
Heritage at Glen, NH was a worthwhile visit. It is a museum of New England history, and thus a good portion of our country’s early history. We drove to the top of Mt. Washington, a trip for which you receive a certificate.
Almost nothing in New England is free. But we did get in some good free hikes at Franconia Notch (you have to pay to take some hikes!). Back then, of course, The Old Man of the Mountain was visible at Franconia Notch. This curious rock formation gave way in 2003.
On the way back through Vermont we visited Robert Todd Lincoln’s home, Hildene; and the Bennington Battle Monument.
Crossing upstate New York, we camped near Niagara Falls, where Emily’s parents had driven up from Pittsburgh to meet us.
We all got a chance to get wet on the Cave of the Winds trip along the American falls.
We also got to visit with Emily’s brother’s family before heading home.
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