These folks are like me.....they are about ready to get on an all-night flight at LAX.
It's morning all ready and my golf bag is ready for play.
This baby weighs a full 50 pounds.
It's Boston and that mean the “Ted Williams” tunnel.
I've been to Boston so much this year, I'm getting used to their tunnels.
That doesn't mean that I like 'em.
I've got to get to an event in the Boston Garden.
This is one of the more unique bridges I've seen this year.
It was 8 a.m. and I was heading out of Boston while most folks were headed into Boston on a Thursday morning.
If only these people could see the light......they'd be Angels fans.
Doesn't it ever stop raining in Boston?
This is getting ridiculous. Rain in New England wouldn't ruin my perfect weather record would it?
When I come to this part of the country I have to get used to toll booths again.
After an all-night flight I caught some shut-eye at the New Hampshire Welcome Center.
It can't be! Is that a triangle of blue sky on the left?
I always enjoyr the church architecture of New England.
This was a big old well-kept New England home.
I suspect many of these homes are 100 years old or more.
Many of the rest highway areas are top notch in New England.
In this part of the world every little road construction project requires a state policeman be present at all times. How much does that cost taxpayers?
Vermont was not splurging on their “Welcome” signs.
The skies were getting bluer and thhe scenery was getting better.
This was a new feature. Not only did my rental car have two regular power sources, it even had a USB connection. I had never seen this before.
I was pleased with me stop at the Sharon, Vermont highway rest area.
The state even provided picnic tables for wandering travelers.
Whoops. I guess they've had problems in the past. What kind of person would come to a rest area to steal a picnic table?
I could almost feel the texture of the grass in this photo.
One could see forever in the Green Mountain state.
This was quite a set-up. Did a congressman get some special “earmark” money for this?
There is no shortage of granite rock in the area.
I wonder how much of this is really used by someone stopping to use the bathroom.
This is the Vermont Vietnam Memorial.
It was the first ever monument to our Vietnam veterans.
This was a nice touch to a beautiful highway rest area.
I would love to know what the entire thing cost.
How much wood does it take to build a standard-sized house.
I was all rested up and ready for me drive to Northern Vermont.
I am always surprised to see how many houses go unpainted in this region. Are they part of a Sears paint test or something?
I was headed down a steep hill. The “runaway truck ramp” had a gravel surface.
I had never seen one of these pulling a motorhome before.
Maybe it's the style to leave your house unpainted. I would think it would cost a lot more in the long run though.
I love the bridges in New England.
I only get these views when I get off the interstate highways.
I see more cemetaries in the East than in any other region I visit.
This is downtown Barre, Vermont......
Home to the famous Thunder Road Speed Bowl.
They even have cemetary looking monuments at eastern racetracks.
It was only about 1 p.m. and cars were already lined up to get into Thunder Road.
I had not been here since my one and only visit in 1985.
I sat in the grandstand on the right. However, I would not buy a Thunder Road ticket tonight. I was heading further north in Vermont.
I never thought I would be whale watching in Vermont.
As I traveled further north in Vermont, the weather was getting better and better.
You won't see this scenery in the midwest.
The Franklin County Field Days in Highgate Center, Vermont were hosting this weekend's event.
This would turn out to be a small county fair.
Dairy cows are big business up here.
Ah, for the life on a farm.
The carnimval was small and it was still hot from the afternoon sun.
The fair had more food choices than carnival rides.
You can't beat the prices.
Maple, maple, maple!
Check out the glass enclosed air-conditioned cab on this one.
This was dinner. A baked potato with chili was one of the healther choices along the midway.
This vendor was selling equipment needed to make maple syrup.
It was race time. The first event was a burnout.
I'm not sure what the EPA would think about this.
With today's heat the last thing I would want is to were all of this heavy gear.
The fire truck is putting down a weak stream of water of the crushed stone racing surface.
No, this is not the fair parking lot. It's the start of the demolition derby.
This giant machine moves the final barrier in place. The “jaws” were so tight part of the concrete broke off.
It looked sort of like a chipped tooth.
Many of these demo cars would be racing in their first and their LAST event.
And away we go!
No, not the drivers's side door!
There were a number of very strong hits.
It didn't take long to make this look like a automobile graveyard.
Clean-ups a bitch.
Do you think the original owner of this Caddie thought the car might end up here?
Down it front!
These three cars were the original signees for the figure 8 race.
The pink car joined them for a four-car event.
Track #1,470 is in the books.
The grandstand was packed and the fans had a good time.
No, it's not the Daytona 500 but it's still “trackchasing countable”.
This photo makes the cars look like they were going faster than they were.
This was a solid hit.
As the sun sets over Vermont, this driver is history.
Trust me, this was another hard hit.
Considering there were just four cars, there was a good deal of action in this race.
There was a last-minute “competition caution” that bunched up the field.
Trackchasers (L to R) John Osowski, Randy Lewis, Guy Smith, Joellyn Osowski, Pam Smith and the grandson (sorry I missed his name) of the Osowskis.