We continued our drive to New Hampshire on Thanksgiving Day. We checked out of our hotel, filled up with gas and were on the road by 6:30AM. Except for the first couple hours when we drove through fog, we had good driving conditions. We made a couple photo stops along the way. Our first stop was in Bennington, Vermont, where we saw the Bennington Battle Monument. This 306-foot stone monument is dedicated to the Battle of Bennington that took place during the Revolutionary War in 1777. Visitors may ride an elevator to the top of the Bennington Monument for panoramic views of the valleys and rolling hills of Vermont, Massachusetts and New York. Unfortunately, we were not able to do this as the monument was closed for the season.
Bennington Battle Monument with
Colonel Seth Warner statue
We stopped briefly in Wilmington, Vermont, where I took a picture of one of the village’s most prominent landmarks — the Molly Stark statue. Molly Stark was the wife of American Revolutionary general John Stark, who was involved in the Battle of Bennington.