After breakfast, we decided to drive north from Pownal into Bennington to do some sightseeing. First stop was the Apple Barn where we saw our first moose. The next stop was the Chamber of Commerce, where we saw momma and baby.
We then followed the walking tour guide for downtown Bennington. We ate lunch at Madison Brewing Company Pub & Restaurant. Their special was a delicious Battlefield Stout. I had the Brat & Bird hoagie with ale battered fries, and Marilyn had a Turkey Cranberry Melt. I would not be averse to returning, but there are so many other places to try.
After walking around downtown and along the river, we drove out to Bennington’s Monument to the 1777 Battle of Bennington where Marilyn’s 4th great-grandfather fought with Vermont’s Green Mountain Boys. Our last stop before returning to Pownal was the Cemetery at the Old First Church. Right on the front row, we found the graves of Marilyn’s 4th great-grandfather, Lt. Joseph J Rudd who died in 1818, and his wife Sarah Story who died in 1842.
Type at you later.