October 11, 2012. After the jack-o-lantern festival in Providence, RI we stayed over night in southern Vermont and continued our trip west on Rt. 2 in Massachusetts. Foliage did not change everywhere at the same time this year, there were patches of peak foliage against green trees.
We passed a few ski areas on the way.
One of the highest elevations in the area, was this communications tower where one could see for miles around.
This was the first time ever, seeing a solar powered compactor.
Passing through the town of Athol, Ma were some amazing colors.
We got hungry about the time we entered Shelburne and stopped at Gould's Sugar House for breakfast. Gould's harvests and processes many pure Maple products. Their breakfast pancakes, with their own maple syrup were delicious. They also sold other things and Gould's was like a friendly country store.
There were places of spotty rain and many of the clouds off in the distance were very low to the ground. We passed a number of windmills that were not turning. I don't know if these devices are cost effective if they only run once in a while.
At Williamstown, MA we headed south and had lunch at the Backwater Bar and Grille by Queechy Lake in New York State.