Fall Foliage Day 1

Fall Foliage Day 1

We had a great dinner last night at the American Flatbread restaurant in Burlington, VT. Burkley’s were not able to join us since their plane got in later. We saw them later at the Juniper restaurant in the Hotel Vermont lobby.

We all had breakfast at Juniper (except for Galusha’s who were at the Marriott Courtyard next-door. We met the Sojourn bike tour van/guides at 9:30 in the courtyard between the two hotels. The van took us to Sojourn HQ about 20 miles south of Burlington along Lake Champlain. We got our bikes set up/adjusted helmets, water bottles etc and after a safety talk were off on our first day of riding. We crossed our first covered bridge within a few miles of the start.


The terrain was “undulating” with some interesting climbs and some great downhills. We stopped for a picnic lunch in Vergennes, VT. about 16 miles from the start. The weather was cool but sunny and warmed up gradually through the day. We all stopped in Middlebury to see where some pewter is made at the Danforth Pewter factory. They gave us a short tour. After that it was mostly flat for the rest of the 20 miles after lunch to the Waybury Inn where we will be staying for the next 2 nights.

I will show some Fall Foliage pictures later in the week when I am hoping the colors will be more vibrant. Vermont has had some unseasonably warm weather recently and that has affected how the trees are turning color. So fart they are turning more brown and not the bright reds/yellows/golds that I know they can do.

We had a wonderful dinner tonight in the Waybury Inn and will have breakfast here tomorrow and then we are off for another days ride in the area ending up back here tomorrow.
Stay tuned.

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