July 22, 2005

Day one on the road

Written Wed July 20 pm -- End of day one of driving. Pretty uneventful drive today. I took a slightly different route than in past years. Usually I take NH101 through Manchester down to Keene. But this year I went through Concord NH, and took US202 down to Peterborough.

I should have taken NH9. It's a more direct route from Concord to Keene. But there are some pretty, and new to me, sights along the road.

From Keene I took my normal route across Southern VT. As usual, the towns of Brattelboro, Wilmington, and Bennington just charmed me to death. They remind me of Stars Hollow.

Down into NY state where I picked up the interstates. I87 to I90.

Up the Mohawk River Valley. I've written about this before. It's the route of the old Erie Canal, and the highway follows along the river and canal. I like to imagine what it must have been like to see the river barges going up and down the waterway.

I usually push on during this first day to at least past Buffalo. But my early to bed sleep schedule of late had me yawning, so I decided to stop sooner. In Seneca just past Rochester NY.

I'm hoping to get a good early start tomorrow and arrive in OSH well before dark. More later.

Posted by jackhodgson at July 22, 2005 06:51 PM