October 7, 2019 Stow to Lyndon, Vermont

A Bad Day at Blackrock ( actually at Stowe)

Image above is certainly a sight one would never wish to see. I had no troubles driving from Canaan, NH to Stowe, Vermont last Saturday, the RV ran just fine. I did top off my gas tank in Enfield, NH on the way over to Vermont. On Sunday, when I started the motorhome up to move from one space in the campground to across the way to another, it started sputtering and all but stalled out. After just limping across the road to the other site, the RV slowly died out.

Hoping it was just water in the gas I added in Enfield, I put in some dry gas and waited, hoping for the best. Unfortunately, that did not do the trick, so on Tuesday, after talking to some mechanics in Stowe, none of whom could help me out anyhow, since they were all booked solid, I called Good Sam Roadside Assistance and explained the situation to them. They decided having me towed to a truck mechanic in Lyndon, Vermont was the way to go.

So Tuesday morning the wrecker arrived and we did the journey to Lyndon, 70 miles away. Fortunately, the trip went without any real problems and I had them park me just outside the garage’s security fence so I could stay in the motorhome until they got ready to work on it Thursday.

So, late Tuesday afternoon, I loaded the camera gear and drove north to hopefully find some color in the last few hours of daylight.

As always, right click on any image to see a larger version of the photo in a new tab or window.

And so I did at Lake Willoughby, actually some rather brilliant color.

There were several isolated patches of nice color along the road north as I raced against the retreating light of day.

Not sure what kind of tree this is, but I love the deep purples you find occasionally mixed in with the maples.

It was starting to get a little dark by the time I got to these last two shots.

This is a splice of 3 separate shots showing what happens in these fields at dusk. The fading light brings the deer and turkeys out to feed.

I got a good night’s sleep in the RV back at the garage and am going to head north and west on Wednesday along Vermont Route 105 to see what the color looks like up there while I wait for the work to commence on the motorhome Thursday.

Stay tuned!


4 thoughts on “October 7, 2019 Stow to Lyndon, Vermont”

  1. Tough luck on the RV, but at least you got stuck in prime leaf-peeping territory! Gary Hamel is going to have an opening of a show of work he’s donated to Mascoma Community Health in Canaan on Saturday from 4-6 if you’re back down this way by then. Maybe I’ll see you there.

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