Organ Pipe National Park

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I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

On to Groton Forest Road Campground, Marshfield, VT. July 31

We deviated from our Sunday morning routine of fixing bacon and eggs and watching the Sunday Good morning show, and pulled up the jacks early and were on the road by 8:00.  We didn't have that far to go but had been told there was a small town that we needed to go through on the way that was having some sort of festival and it would be best to get through early.  I like early starts, and it was a beautiful morning.  The weather the last few days, since Cooperstown, has been delightful...mid 80's with lower humidity and cool nights in the 50's.  I'll take it!!

On the way we stopped at the welcome center on I-89, which doesn't look much like a welcome center at all.  It turns out that the facility is also a Vietnam Memorial to the Vermont Vietnam Vets.

 The green house on the left is a "Living Water" treatment plant.

 The outdoor memorial is very nice honoring Viet Nam Vets.  Vermont was the first state to erect a Viet Nam and erected before the Wall in Washington, DC..  All of the Vermont Viet Nam vets are engraved on this mini wall.

The interior of the Living Water plant.  Black and grey water are put through and initial screening process to filter out anything non biodegradable  and plants break down the biodegradable and then the water is further filtered, colored blue as non potable, but reused for toilet flushing.
 The visitor center also displayed some of the locally made items including this pack boat, which was beautiful.
One of our WIN members owns the Groton Forest Road Campground and she leases it out.  She had mad arrangements for us to camp at a discounted rate during the week.  The campground is very near the Groton Forest State Park and some good hiking.  After our arrival to the campground, and after dinner, we all hiked the short distance up Owl Oak trail to a beautiful over look of Groton and Kettle Pond.

 The walk was less than a mile but a nice little climb.
 We all made it to the top easily.

Marshfield, VT is a neat little area with lots of back roads for exploring.  There are lots of activities planned over the next few days so stayed tuned for more.

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