Thursday August 25, 2016
Winhall Brook Campground
South Londonderry, Vermont
Still no help on my problem with a 404 error not allowing me to post a blog on Hamilton Falls and Overlook Rocks. in Vermont So I tried posting this one to see if it is just that post. Turns out apparently it is. Since this one posted, I’ll try to figure out what’s wrong with the other one or attempt to redo it.. Thank you all for all the comments of encouragement. I was seriously tempted to throw in the towel on blogging but the consist comments kept me trying. I honestly did absolutely nothing differently in creating this one than in creating the one that won’t post.
Today we have to drive to Burlington to pick up David’s medications at a Walgreens pharmacy. Given the number of medications he takes, we have to use our drug company’s “preferred pharmacy” for the best pricing. Walgreens is it and the closest one to us is 60 miles away. Obviously we’ll make a day of it. We drive to the city, get the meds and get out as fast as we can. I later learn there are actually some things we might like to see in Burlington. We really do have an anti city bias. AND there is a waterfall hike on the way back I want to have time for.
But I do stop for great bookstores so before going to Lyle Falls which in on our way back to the campground we are going right by Manchester Center and we stop at the Northshire Bookstore. Just for a look never even suspecting that we could spend an entire day there. What a fabulous place!
It’s a gorgeous independent bookstore. Barnes and Noble eat your heart out.
Books, books, books and more books!
Books with Rocking Chairs nearby. I think this is my spot given the category
Books in little bay windows with comfy seats.
And if you walk all the way to the back – voila, a cafe. Food and books what a great combination.
The book shop has two floors. The children’s section is up there and look at the entrance there in the rear of this picture.
What a goreous old stairway not to mention the entry to it. Fun for kids no doubt.
I could for sure spend all day in here but we want to do a waterfall hike so sadly it’s time to go. On the way out we pass by this wonderful wooden bench.
Outside, across the street is a wonderful old New England church and line of interesting looking shops.
Walking back to our car we enjoy the sign on one of them. Clearly we are a lot closer to the northern end of the AT than the souther. It’s a long way to Springer from here.
Unfortunately for us, it starts to rain just as we finally get to the parking lot for our hike to Lyle Falls.
We had planned to have lunch on the trail or at the falls but clearly that is not to be. David is smiling about having lunch behind the wheel in Ruby. Not sure why. I guess that’s what you do when someone takes your picture.
There is a kiosk with information just to the right of where we are parked. Becasue it has a roof over it, I run over to look at the map. Clearly there are a number of Trail Heads (TH) in this area which is less than 18 miles from the campground.
I think we’ll have to come back twice. Once to hike Lyle Falls and once to spend a lot more time in Northshire Books Store.