After our time at the ice cream factory we loaded up for our trip to Manchester Center, Vermont. We stopped at Bromley Mountain Adventure Park where we have a day planned for Wednesday. I had gotten a phone call in the morning from the attraction's office just letting me know that weather might be iffy and perhaps we could explore other visiting options. It wasn't raining at 2 when we arrived so we checked it out. An earlier shower had closed down a couple of their attractions so we decided to come back on Wednesday afternoon. It did give the boys a chance to see some of what they had available.
From here we took a drive through Manchester Center just to see what was there and there was a lot more to see than I was expecting. Lots and lots of shops, many high-end retail establishments. We did eye the flagship store for Orvis which apparently got its start in Vermont. Several boys wanted to visit there so we decided we would come back after checking into our motel.
Our motel is a delightful find. It's a mom and pop operation, the third of those on this trip. They've all been nice but this one is especially nice. It has a different feel to it. It's owned by a couple from Europe (Maria & Richard) and they take great pride in maintaining their property. The grounds are landscaped with all kinds of flowers and the property borders a nice creek. I doubt the boys were all that impressed as long as the place has a pool and a hot tub,..and the Toll Road Inn has both.
After checking in and swim time, we loaded up for a short trip to Orvis and then back to the motel for the evening. We walked across the road to Bob's Diner for dinner. It's an "authentic" 50s diner and we enjoyed our meal complete with juke boxes at most of the tables.
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