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    Crossing into NY we were quickly pulled by The Man. After offering me a couple conflicting reasons why I was pulled over he finally admitted he was just curious. We had a nice chat about dogs, rigs, urban sprawl and its associated problems, and even brushed on politics. Then we pressed on.


    We cut a corner across the southern Adirondacks, quickly passing thru a string of tiny towns separated by forest or swamp




    Crossed the Hudson River


    Took breaks in places like Lake Pleasant and Schrooner Lake


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    Finally the distant hills began to take on familiar shapes. Vermont was just ahead!




    I love the simple elegance of the new Champlain Bridge!


    We had to deal with the usual Vermont traffic


    And could soon see the Appalachian Gap ahead




    And Barley recognized the smell of the dairy farm just down the hill from our home




    A quick dash up our road


    And we're home!


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    Thanks for posting that - as a golden owner and bmw rider I thoroughly enjoyed it

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    Thanks for sharing all of the great pics Barley and Pete.
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    It was good to meet you both at the Rally. Looking forward to a repeat in Billings or when yo make anothe pass through the Sandhills!

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    Great report that appeals, I'm sure, to all dog owners and all riders. Love seeing how well Barley settles into his seat. And, it was nice to meet both of you at the Rally.
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    Cool pic

    Here is a pic at the Rally.
    Fun meeting you guys.....

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    LOVE reading about your travels with Barley! I just finished your entire blog on travelswithbarley.com! I think that it ended after Oregon last year? I hope that you continue with the blog with your adventures in 2014!!
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    Thumbs up

    Got to share my breakfast sandwich with Barley.It was a quick encounter before he went back to paying attention to what Pete was eating.Ed
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    Love that photo 61996! Thanks for sharing!

    There was a young woman who took a few of Barley and me sharing a heads-together moment of snuggling with her iPad. I gave her my email and she promised to have her husband (IT guy) send them, but I've not heard from them yet. They were priceless shots and if you're out there I'd dearly love to have them!

    Ed: Barley appreciates sloppy eaters.

    tnevling: Yes, I will update the webpage when I have time, probably after the first snowfall since riding season here in Vermont is so short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    tnevling: Yes, I will update the webpage when I have time, probably after the first snowfall since riding season here in Vermont is so short.
    Yayyyyyyy!!

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    Thanks

    Thanks for posting Pete. Sorry you did not make it to the RA. My bad knee was hurting too bad to make it to the MOA. See you on the road.
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    You've got a bum knee too, Jerry? Scary how much we have in common!

    We'll eventually meet up.

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    Nice report Pete!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Love that photo 61996! Thanks for sharing!

    There was a young woman who took a few of Barley and me sharing a heads-together moment of snuggling with her iPad. I gave her my email and she promised to have her husband (IT guy) send them, but I've not heard from them yet. They were priceless shots and if you're out there I'd dearly love to have them!

    Ed: Barley appreciates sloppy eaters.

    tnevling: Yes, I will update the webpage when I have time, probably after the first snowfall since riding season here in Vermont is so short.
    I think I have the original file floating around here some place.
    Let me know if you want me to fwd it on.

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