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Lake Placid, NY (1980 Winter Olympics - US Beats Russia!)


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On way from VT to OH, stopped in Lake Placid, NY. Home of the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics. 1980 Winter Olympics were the Famous 'Miracle on Ice' where the US beat the Russians in Hockey, against the odds by 4-3. In the Fall, you can ride bobsled down the hill. That would be fun, but scary!.

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VT Food tours (Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream & Cold Hollow Cider)


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Close to Cabot, VT is Waterbury, VT. Aka as factory where Ben & Jerry's ice cream was created.
You view company history video. Followed by looking through a window into factory line. And ice cream tasting. The lids didn't keep up with the ice cream so they had to throw away about 30 little containers before line was shut down. We wondered (probably from Midwest factory thinking).. Why isn't there a fast line shutoff.

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VT Food Tours (Maple Syrup Farm & Cabot cheese)


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Seems best things to do in Vermont involve food! So we toured the factories of Cabot Cheddar cheese and Goodrich Maple Farm. Got a short tour, saw the sap evaporator where they boil down sap to make maple syrup each Spring. it takes a ridiculous amount of syrup to boil down into 1 gallon. It was so yummy we bought a whole gallon of maple syrup! in a RV. Why not, it's hard to come by!.
Next on to Cabot Cheese factory. Did tour, tasted lots of cheddar samples, and bought cheese, yogurt, and fresh butter to take with.

Vermont Maple Syrup machine

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Our campsite view

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Steven King's hometown to watch 'IT' movie!


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After Lubec, on way to VT decided to stop in Bangor, Maine. It's Steven King's hometown, (horror author in US).
He just released a scary movie IT about a killer clown w/balloons. Took pic of his house, and sewer grate that's in the movie!. Red balloons were on house next to grate!!!, Took pics also where Pet Cemetery was filmed. Not huge fans but he appeared at movie premiere in his hometown 2 days earlier. So went to his new movie, IT, at the Bangor Mall. Bangor is the inspiration for the town, Deery in that movie.

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If Van breaks, camp in auto repair shop lot


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We were driving from Bangor ME to VT. Just outside of town, van suddenly lost power. Oh no. This could be bad news....
Called AAA. The tow truck driver recommended Bangor Auto and Truck repair. Unfortunately, if was a Sunday, and no shops are open.

We were going to stay at hotel near truck repair shop, for $134. So, we thought let's stay in the van and save the money in case we need it 2nd night if they can't fix . We were there at 07:00 then drinking our coffee outside van when workers showed up! :) They got us right in, fixed the van, it was the ignition module? only $250 and on our way so great news!.

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