October 11 2013. We started the morning at Springfield, VT and drove south to Bellows Fall, VT where we had breakfast at the Vermont Pretzel and Cookie Company cafe, which was a former J J Newberry 5&10 cent store.
Travelling south on Black Mountain Road, we came across the Walker Farm. It was a very large farm and they had lots of fresh produce and flowers to sell.
With beautiful foliage in the mountain range, we stopped at Hogback Mountain in Wilmington VT to view the trees and buy souvenirs.
Our target destination for the day was Bennington, VT and when we arrived we saw many life size animals, mostly within the family of Catamounts which include cougar, bobcat, mountain lion, panther etc. There were many hundreds of this kind of artwork on all the main and side streets around Bennington.
We had lunch at Benner's pizza, an outdoor cafe on Main Street in Bennington that featured a red moose on the patio.
As we headed south we stopped to take photos of the Henry covered bridge across the Wallomsac River.
We planned on stopping at a hotel for the night before going to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome on the 12th. Getting on the internet for hotels, we found one called the Vacation Village in the Berkshires in Hancock, MA. The room was basically the same price as the room we had in Glens Falls; however, we were shocked when we arrived. It was not a room, but a full apartment with bedroom, large bathroom, complete kitchen and a large living room. It had two TV's and a fireplace.
For dinner, we went up the road to John Harvard's Brew house and had a delicious meal.
On the way back from dinner, we stopped at the main lobby to see what is looked like at night.
The day trip was fun and the Vacation Village in the Berkshires was a most enjoyable surprise.