Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Meeting Relatives and the Bennington Monument

Today we traveled to Bennington Vt. It's about 2 1/2 hours away from my town in Chittenden County. We went to visit with my Aunt Marion who's up from Florida helping out her brother Pete. I haven't seen Aunt Marion in about 8 or 9 years.

We met them at a local Irish Pub Carmody's. The food was great the beer was cold and the service excellent. We even bought nice souvenir glasses at 3.00 a glass! We visited with Aunt Marion and her brother for a while then later we went to local Veterans Hospital Park for pictures. Later on we decided to check out the Bennington Monument. The day was beautiful and I got some pretty good pictures.
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Here is my mom, Aunt Carol and Aunt Marion outside the pub.

At the Veterans Park there was a fenced section of some Fallow Deer. They were laying down and blended in quite well with the scearnary. It was hard to get a decent picture of them.

It was hard to get a full shot of the Bennington Monument its so tall. I'm not sure of the actual height but I was told it's approximately 30 stories high. There is an elevator inside that will take you up higher. We didn't do that today. It was built in memory of the Soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War.

These two are of Brigadaire General Stark. An important figure in our countries fight for independence.

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