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Fall Foliage, Day 29 - Stowe, Vermont to Brookline, New Hampshire

After the usual pack-up/dump/fill/tow-load this morning (with no mishaps), we made a quick stop at the Trapp Family Lodge to show off Harvey to our new friends from ziplining, Elizabeth and Chris (the pictures/video of us ziplining were graciously taken by them).

I assumed it was just tourist branding, but this was actually where the von Trapp family (from the Sound of Music) settled in America. The building itself isn’t original - it was destroyed by fire in 1980 and rebuilt to the size it is now.

View from the lodge's parking lotView from the lodge's parking lot

The hiking/skiing trails right behind the lodge.The hiking/skiing trails right behind the lodge.

We went for a quick hike up to see the chapel.

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Then it was time to (reluctantly) leave Stowe for our next stop. We would have loved to stay longer (the area is gorgeous and we love the vibe of the town), but there’s supposed to be snow coming in this weekend and these Texans aren’t ready for that just yet.

We decided to start staying longer in places to save on gas money and get to explore each place more thoroughly, so instead of 3 intermediate stops we’re heading straight towards Massachusetts. We’re planning to be at the next campground for about a week, using it as a home base for trips to Cape Cod, Boston, and fall foliage in the area.

An uneventful drive down, thankfully on major highways instead of back roads this time, and we were at Field & Stream RV Park. It’s a pretty nice park - free wifi at respectable speeds (about 5Mbps down 1Mbps up according to Christian and speedtest.net), a fancy gate with fob to get in and out, and level spots all near a lake. The spots are a little closer than we prefer, but it’ll be a good home base for the next week.

After unpacking and settling in, we drove to Nashua for dinner and grocery shopping. Dinner was at El Colima, a surprisingly good Tex-Mex restaurant. Everything tasted really fresh, up to and including the starter chips and salsa.

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Back at the park, we enjoyed the copious WiFi - I finally pushed through all the waiting blog posts/pictures from the last few days, and Christian made me a handy tool to resize pictures for faster loading on the blog. We also published a new home page for the site - check it out if you haven’t already!


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Fall Foliage, Day 30 - Brookline, New Hampshire Today was a lazy day. I made pumpkin pancakes in the morning and we both did a little work. If you’re jealous of the smells coming from our