So we went to the small Montpelier Walmart which is in a shopping mall on the outskirts. We took the little car into town and found a parking spot to wander around. Forgot the camera, so no pics of Montpelier! It's a busy town with lots of traffic, but we seem to find that just about everywhere. Still, it was nice wandering around the downtown section.
Back to Sherman and had some lunch. We decided to carry on to Burlington, VT. We have driven by Burlington before on the Interstate, but never seen the city. We found a large parking lot beside a college and asked if we could park there, but they said only during the day, not overnight. That was fine, we hopped in the little car again and explored. Nowhere near downtown suitable for parking either. They have a nice municipal campground on Lake Champlain, but it was full and too expensive for us anyhow. We saw a sign for a recreation center and ball diamonds and went to check them out for an overnight spot. But it was right in a residential area, so I was hesitant to even ask. Oh well, all they can say is "no", right?
But the guy running the place, Larry, said "sure, I don't see why not" and directed us to a nice shaded spot on the grass. Super nice guy, and he even made a couple of phone calls to make sure we were going to be okay there. Now that's hospitality! It's a nicer spot than most campgrounds, and guaranteed to be quieter too!
Sherman parked for the night.
We slept great last night. One of the things we wanted to do in Burlington was to take a bicycle ride on the waterfront bike path. Burlington has a really good bike path system. So after we got up, I went in and asked Larry if we could leave Sherman there for a couple of hours while we went for a bike ride. He says "sure" and even supplied us with a map of the bike path system. Did I mention that Larry is a super nice guy?
So we've already been for an 8 mile bike ride this morning!
North Beach, looking towards downtown Burlington
So now we're off to Plattsburgh, New York. We're pretty familiar with Plattsburgh because our son went to college there.
Yesterday's drive, 65 miles (104 kms).