A Visit With Hitty…The Way Home

The driving route for the trip home was sketchy (at best.)  Hitty Jean was completely confused when she heard talk about driving to Lake Champlain and then across to Vermont.  Across!?!  How does one drive across a lake?  Upon arrival at Lake Champlain, Hitty Jean tried to remain calm.  She never heard mention of a bridge or causeway or anything of the like.  (She didn't see one either.)  She got her answer soon enough:

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A Ferry!!  What a lovely way to travel!  Hitty Jean stood on the rail until Miss VanDroo noticed and made her get back inside the car:

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Olive Wood Hitty was frightened by Hitty Jean's stint on the railing, but still, she wanted to hear all about what Hitty Jean had seen:

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The Hittys ended up staying in Montpelier, Vermont, for the night.  They were disappointed because they were anxious to get home, but the driver was tired and the passengers were too.
This turned out to be a wonderful idea!  Montpelier is an extraordinary place full of hills, adorable homes, and quaint buildings:

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More importantly, there was a yarn store there!!!  And one of the owners is a doll maker!!  And she knew about Hitty!!  Of course Hitty Jean stood proudly at the counter and had her picture taken:

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After yarn purchases were completed, it was time to head to the farm store for some Maple Syrup.  (Because you just cannot go to Vermont without buying Maple Syrup, right?)  It was beautiful there:

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Sadly, it was time to get the show on the road.  Hitty Jean loved all her travels.  It was a Grand Adventure:

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If only she could convince Miss VanDroo to move to Montpelier…

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4 Responses to “A Visit With Hitty…The Way Home”

  1. Lucky Hitty for her going home adventure and the fact the ferry was calm and she didn’t take a dive.

  2. I just like the SOUND of the word MONTPELIER. It is so fun to say!
    It sounds like a wonderful adventure!
    Erin 🙂

  3. I used to work in the Vermont Historical Society right in that building behind Hitty! It was a great town to work in.

  4. Aah Vermont! Lucky Hitties. It’s one place I’d love to visit. And look at the yarn stashes they have there. Our stores are nearly all closed over here due to high shop rentals and little profit on yarn, plus fewer people knit these days. Such a pity. I bet your three girls can all knit Martha, its a great skill to have.

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