The weather is damp and appears that showers had proceeded us. A quick stop at McDonalds for a senior coffee and a restroom break and Littleton, NH was behind us. Writing as we go does present a new challenge for me. Present, past and future tense seem to be intermingled, but it’s fun to write nearly live as we go touring down the highway.
The time is now 9:20 am and Wells River, VT is our location. Being in the passenger seat, I am able to view so many things that were not possible behind the wheel. The river that meanders down from the mountains is full of water falls with ponds that fan out before the next drop.
|Two Pumpkin Heads having a good time!|
In Brattleboro, VT, we stopped for lunch and a two mile side trip to Truck Camper Warehouse to say hello to Bill Penny, the owner. He wasn’t there, but the side trip wasn’t wasted as we talked to this lady who was buying a truck camper and planned on heading New Mexico alone. She also owns a tag along trailer, but didn’t want to toe it across country. We also bought a “donut” or a boot seal for between the truck and camper.
The “Big E” …. With many signs pointing us in the right direction our arrival time was midafternoon. The attendants at gate 9 (main gate) soon pointed us to our area for overnight camping. We wasted no time to enter the Exposition. The rest of the afternoon and evening was spent checking out the hundreds of exhibiters. I spotted several things that I might build when I get back home. When I see an artist, I am fascinated not with art, but with how it was made. I would ask questions like “how did you bond that glass crystal to that brass?” How did you carve those letters, with a template?
That is what we saw and did!