The Notch

If you ever get a chance to drive through the Notch, do it!  But beware, the Notch is closed from mid-October to mid-May and it is closed to motorcoaches, motorhomes and commercial vehicles year round.

What makes it worthwhile?  Well, the scenery for starters.  Furthermore, it’s simply a cool experience, threading your car in between Mount Mansfield and Spruce peak, as well as the Sterling Range.

There are some very steep inclines and at some points along the route, you have to think skinny because only one car can pass at a time.

At various spots along the route, you can park your car on the side of the road or in designated parking areas in order to take in the scenery.

Photos taken with the Olympus TG3.

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Freedom

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are.  You trade in your reality for a role.  You trade in your sense for an act.  You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.  There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level.  It’s got to happen inside first.”

– Jim Morrison (no relation)

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Photo taken with the Nikon D2x and Nikkor 70-300 VR G.

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Coaticook Gorge

Scenes from Coaticook Gorge, Quebec.  If you go, don’t forget to make a stop at the ice cream factory, which is a few minutes away from the gorge.

Photos taken with the Olympus TG3.

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Classic Car Show, Stowe, VT

While down in Vermont, we attended the classic & antique car show that is held in Nichols Field, just off of Route 100 outside of the main village of Stowe.

As we arrived at the field, the heavens closed up and it poured buckets!  Instead of turning around and going back to the hotel, we waited it out for a minutes.  Our patience paid off, because the rain stopped and the sun began to break through.

However, with the proceeding sweltering heat that we then experienced, i think i would have prefered getting drenched!

Photos taken with the Olympus TG3.

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