Monday, March 1, 2010

Day Tripping,...


Saturday morning dawned to snow covered trees. Not a heavy snowfall, but enough to "frost" everything. A few big flakes were still falling when we pulled out of the driveway heading to Burlington, VT to drop a load of things off at Goodwill. The roads were snow-covered, but not at all dangerous to drive on. Within a short time that had all melted.

The river looked lovely as we drove by... And soon we arrived at the new ferry across Lake Champlain at the site of the Lake Champlain Bridge . The bridge is now gone and soon construction of a new bridge will begin. If you check that link you will see the original and majestic bridge. Now this is all that remains...
But life goes on, and so did we, ... boarding the ferry for the three minute crossing to Vermont. That's just a little bit more than the actual driving time to cross via the old bridge.
There is no more bridge. But,... in keeping with North Country humor,... The local favorite restaurant on the Vermont side is now called:
And now that the ferry service is established,.... the Bridge Restaurant, for now called the "No" Bridge Restaurant, welcomes New Yorkers back to the Vermont side of the lake.

For a great breakfast (or any meal!) visit the Bridge Restaurant in West Addison, Vermont. Say hello to owner, Lisa, and enjoy some eggs over easy,... my favorite! After breakfast we continued north to Burlington, dropped off our donations to Goodwill, did grocery shopping and arrived back home by mid-afternoon. A great trip for a late winter day.
















22 comments:

Char said...

great shots - i love getting to know your part of the country

Erica Houskeeper said...

I will definitely have to check out The No Bridge Restaurant.

Also, it will be interesting to see how construction of the new bridge progresses. It will make for some interesting photos!

montucky said...

It's interesting to see that the ferry is that efficient. Not all that much delay, or is there a wait for it to sail? Maybe the media coverage we had here mad it more of a problem than it really is?

I love the way that restaurant reacted to the inconvenience. If I were there, I'd stop in there from time to time just to show support for them.

That really was a nice trip for you!

Cedar ... said...

Yes Montucky, there is a slight wait to load and unload, but it goes fairly quickly. Only the actual time crossing is 3 min. It has been a huge inconvenience as we have an International Paper mill in Ticonderoga where many people from VT work. It took nearly four months to get the ferry up and running. The state borders are so invisible, we're like one big community so it was a real hardship with friends, family and employment on both sides of the lake.

Clytie said...

What beauty you captured with your photos. And humor too! I love the "no Bridge Restaurant". How absolutely adorable! I am a complete fan.

NCmountainwoman said...

I love the NO Bridge Restaurant. Lovely photographs.

Tammie Lee said...

winter really is in full swing for you. I love the humor of the No Bridge restaurant!

SunshinecruiserTN said...

Can't wait to give that restaurant a try this summer. Great photos.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute Nancy, what they have done to the title of the restaurant... I love eggs over easy also!!!! Yum...

Your snow pictures are gorgeous. Can't believe that you all have had such a mild winter this year.... Crazy for all of us, huh????

Thanks for taking us with you on your ride.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jean said...

Fun excursion! Love the snow shots snd the ferry!

troutbirder said...

brought back fond memories of our little luncheon cruise on the lake during our New England leaf tour two fall ago.Wish we would have had some time to explore Burlington.

DayPhoto said...

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed seeing where you live and your town and how you get there.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Thistlebrooms said...

My youngest was excepted at the U. of Vermont and were heading up for the College weekend to check it out in April so THANKS for the info for a Good breakfast. Keep updating whats happening up your way, I always check in...
Thanks for all the helpful info...

May your March be filled with some Snowdrops soon (flowers that is!!!)

My Best~Marilyn

Cedar ... said...

Thistlebrooms... Weather is grand here now, after the next couple of days it will be in the mid-40s for about a week. After that who knows. Burlington is a lovely city right on Lake Champlain. UVM is a great campus. Good luck with the campus visit!

A New England Life said...

The NO Bridge Restaurant certainly has maintained a sense of humor, as they should! I'm sure the construction guys will keep them busy once the new bridge starts going up.

Warmer temps headed our way! Snow won't be sticking around much anymore : )

Beth Niquette said...

What a wonderful day--what beautiful pictures...I still want snow. Even with the flowers blooming and the trees budding.

I miss snow.

Beth Niquette said...

Hello Cedar! Thank you for your kind words the day we discovered our beloved Crickette' died.

I have made a little badge to celebrate her lives--and it is especially to you and those who have been such a comfort to us this past week. ((hugs))

You can pick it up on my art blog.

Shelley said...

I love that - the "no-bridge" restaurant! At least they have humor about the situation!

Nina P. said...

What beautiful photo's! I'm glad they keep the ferry running fairly smoothly. I was concerned about ice when I first heard that's what they were going to do. And the Restaurant... Too cute! You do have to keep a sense of humor during all of this, otherwise it would eat you alive.
Stay warm! Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

smallpines said...

I need to get straight on which ferry runs when. I put a trip to VT out of my mind last week because I thought Grand Isle was the only one that ran all winter with the ice cutter and all. Boo, me!

Cedar ... said...

Small Pines,... for you the Plattsburgh(Cumberland Head)/Grand Isle, VT would be the best one,... Essex/Charlotte is closed for winter and the Crown Point/Addison ferry (bridge site) is out of your way from your place to Burlington. Happy traveling!

Islandsparrow said...

That is too cute - the No Bridge Restaurant.

Even though I'm ready for it all to melt, I still think a fresh snowfall is beautiful.