We are home from our weekend in Vermont. All went really well. The young Rabbi whom it was my pleasure to help "install" in his new pulpit orchestrated with his community a truly lovely weekend of events culminating with the formal installation at the Bennington Museum on Saturday night. Coincidently, the Bennington Museum (shown below) was the starting point for a 13.3 mile historical bike route that I found on the web at trails.com . However, the printer at the Motel we were staying at and on whose computer I was working quickly on Friday afternoon was out of order. So I tried to sketch the map quickly and later super-impose it on a rather inadequate map I found in the Motel lobby. Needless to say we had a lovely ride Sunday morning but got nowhere near wherever this route was suppossed to take us. It was still beautiful, though a bit shorter than we planned at only 10.5 miles. On the other hand we did some pretty serious hills along our route. And we rode in traffic the whole way. Light traffic to be sure, but a first for Annie and good practice.
Not long after leaving the Museum we were looking out at this view. Actually the picture is taken from a flat spot after descending a very steep hill that we'd climbed and gone beyond and then returned on heading back into the town of Bennington itself.
Which is characterized from almost any point with views such as these.
And this one as we rode into downtown:
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