Terry, Doug & Roxie's Canadian Maritime Trip 2013 travel blog

Old John's Grave

Engraving on the Boulder

Roadside America;s Frozen GI

Home Sweet Home - " Workampers Unlimited" did a wonderful job.

One View Out to Fish Pond


Left the KOA in White River Junction at 7:30 AM. Uncle Jim left just before traveling a different route to Oregon. Traveling with Sandy and Clarence until they stop to visit Jack and Carol Blackert. We had stopped at a little restaurant in Rutland, Vermont called Maple Sugar and Vermont Spice. We all had wonderful Sugar and Spice (cinnamon and maple sugar) and Blueberry pancakes. As we were saying good-bys out in the parking lot, I looked over and saw a large boulder with engraving. When we walked over and looked, the engraving said "The Grave of Gen. Edward H. Ripley's 'Old John', A Gallant War Horse of the Great Civil War. 1861 to 1865. I took a couple of pictures and am going to send it in to Roadside America.

We continued traveling Rt.4 into New York State, crossing the border at 10:15. Left Clarence and Sandy at a rest area on I-87 at 11:15 AM.

Today we saw another Roadside America.

Frozen GI - Rutland County, Vermont Vietnam Veterans Memorial - A helmeted soldier lay face-up and frozen -- half-in and half-out of a block of marble. No one is buried there. The sculpture was started by John Reno, a local Vietnam Vet, in 1981. He died in 1982 and the unfinished sculpture was dumped in a gravel pit. It was discovered by another Vietnam Vet, John Bergerson, who completed the tribute in 1995.

We had a little rain coming home around the Elmira area. It had quit before well got to Corning.

We traveled a total of 3,648 miles round trip from home and back. From Avoca, NY to Cornwall, P.E.I. was a total of 2,630 miles. 1,018 from Cornwall, P.E.I. Back to Avoca, NY



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