Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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.DSC04664DSC04665DSC04666  The next stop was the Chamber of Commerce, where we saw momma and baby.DSC04668DSC04669

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.DSC04671  Our last stop before returning to Pownal was the Cemetery at the Old First Church.  DSC04675  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.

One of the most famous people buried here in Bennington at the Old First Church is Robert Frost.  They have signs along a marked path so that the faithful can find his grave.DSC04676

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