Another day, another motel - this time our first Holiday Inn, at Burlington Vermont. A pretty good day, despite the serious setback of discovering that our intended highlight of the day, the Shelburne Museum, was in fact closed for another five weeks, which is a bit long to wait.
Anyway, we started according to plan driving to Ben & Jerry's for the factory tour, which was OK if you like a) looking at empty factories (maybe not) and b) eating lots of ice cream (no question). Then we drove a long way onto the islands that run up the middle of Lake Champlain, and right up to the top within a couple of miles of the Canadian border, before looping round and heading south down to Burlington, which is a historic city that Americans rave about but reminded us somewhat of Epsom or Amersham - both, it should be said, pleasant enough towns in their way.
We toddled around for a while and went to an aquarium which had everything you expect of an aquarium except fish, and then wandered up to the historic centre where some heavy and not notably historic rain started to fall. Oh well.
Now we're going to have to go back into the historic centre for something to eat, and hopefully not get quite so wet again. And then tomorrow a long blast down the motorway for two days in Cape Cod and the last part of the road trip before returning to New York.
Not sure what else to say about today. I'm sure Chloe and I had all sorts of clever observations and apercus that we said we should keep for the blog, but they all now seem to elude me.
Just to say finally that today's pic is Chloe standing in front of Lake Champlain at Burlington, which I expect she'll be unhappy about but there we are, I'm choosing the pictures.
If I remember any apercus, I'll come back after dinner.