Covered bridges and white churches – must be Vermont!

Today, we went from Coxsackie, New York, to Rutland, Vermont – another 7 hours drive. We passed the Berkshires and drove on the scenic route, the Highway 100. On the way, we stopped in two very pretty towns: Newfane and Manchester.

Newfane is famous for its picturesque white church, union hall and court house – and for having been amongst the first towns that had its citizens pass a resolution endorsing the impeachment of President George W. Bush in 2006. I found this quite interesting as you would not expect such an act of civil disobedience coming from this sleepy little town… Moreover, Stars like Tom Cruise or Mick Jagger are said to spend their vacations in this area from time to time… fortunately, we did not see one of them :-). But what we saw were the white buildings. The church, the union hall…

The white church of Newfane

… and the court house.

The court house of Newfane

After Newfane, we stopped in Manchester. One can say that Manchester consists of two towns: On the one hand there is Manchester Village, which looks as if it had just emanated from a tourist guide book with its white buildings…

Church in Manchester

… the glamorous Equinox hotel…

Equinox hotel in Manchester

and its marble (!) sidewalks.

Marble sidewalk in Manchester

On the other hand, there is Manchester Center with a lot of outlet shops and food chains. But hey, you can look at it from this perspective: When visiting Manchester with the family, the parents can enjoy the beauty of the traditional Village while the kids shop till they drop and have a burger to keep them going! 🙂

Of course, we also saw some covered bridges today…

Covered bridge in Vermont

… and – I know you were waiting for this 🙂 – awesome Halloween decoration! But be warned, this one is a bit naughty, so parents: Cover your children’s eyes! 😉

Halloween decoration # 3

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