June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012  Day 40                                 Total miles to date:  812.51

After waving goodbye to Quest at 6am, we took advantage of being docked here in Burlington for a couple of days and picked up a rental car at the airport. We drove south to Shelburne and first visited the Village Cemetery where Joyce’s ggg grandfather, Josiah Keith was buried in 1859.  We found a cemetery caretaker and he directed us to the older section. In less than a minute Joyce walked directly to the gravesite! 
We then spent a few hours touring the Shelburne Museum, located on 45 acres. We could have spent two days there, but did not have enough time. It is a fascinating place and should not be missed!  From there we went to the Shelburne Vineyards, did some wine tasting, and bought some wine.

We continued south to New Haven, home of the Keith ancestors in the early to mid 1800’s.  We visited the Town Hall and bought a book on the history of New Haven. We continued driving east through the mountains and then north to Montpelier, the state capital. Bill wanted to buy maple syrup made in Vermont, so we went to Morse Farms just north of Montpelier and checked that off our list!  We found a nice family style restaurant that was recommended in nearby Berlin and had a great meal there!

We returned to the marina by 8pm and discovered another Looper boat, Our Time, was here and we visited with them briefly. We also chatted with some local people who had just come in on their boat, Quarters which they keep here at this marina.
Our drive through the mountains
We will return the rental car tomorrow after doing all the necessary grocery shopping to provision the boat!
Quest following Marc's Ark out at 6am today!
We bought locally made maple syrup here!