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My second trip with Sun Tours was to New England to see the Fall Foliage. Had a great time and here are 250+ photos to prove it.

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Day One - Wed 10/5/16 - Fly from Albuquerque, NM to Manchester, NH


Day Two - Thu 10/6/16 - The Flume, Mount Washington Hotel, Maple Museum, Drive into Quebec Province

First stop in New Hampshire was at The Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire - 10/06/2016 We saw the first of many amazing fall foliage displays in NH - 10/06/2016 Amazing colors - 10/06/2016 Many interesting artifacts inside the visitor center - 10/06/2016 View from behind the visitor center - 10/06/2016 Another close-up of amazing colors - 10/06/2016 Beautiful hillside as we drive toward the White Mountains - 10/06/2016 In Bretton Woods, NH sits the fabulous Mount Washington Hotel - 10/06/2016 The hotel opened in 1902 and is mostly original with a few additions - 10/06/2016 The display of mums was nearly as spectacular as the turning leaves - 10/06/2016 This is the view looking back down the driveway we just came up - 10/06/2016 A view of the White Mountains from the rear veranda of the hotel - 10/06/2016 Another view of the mountain range from the rear of the hotel - 10/06/2016 Every lodge should have a moose head in its lobby - 10/06/2016 The original message boxes still sit behind the registration desk - 10/06/2016 After an amazing lunch we met our guide by the grandfather clock for a tour of the hotel - 10/06/2016 Those are Tiffany Stained Glass windows in the Conservatory (formerly known as the Hemisphere) - 10/06/2016 Gasolier in the Gold Room so that loss of electricity would not hamper the signing of the Articles<br>of Agreement of the International Monetary Conference near the end of World War II - 10/06/2016


Day Three - Fri 10/7/16 - Quebec City Tour, Ferry Ride across St. Lawrence

I seem to have lost the pictures I took at the Maple Sugarhouse Museum in Vermont so this is the next morning as we approach Quebec City - 10/07/2016 A great mixture of colors were there for our viewing pleasure - 10/07/2016 We cross the St. Lawrence Waterway which was covered in fog to get to Quebec City - 10/07/2016 Our first view of the walled part of Quebec City - 10/07/2016 The Fountaine de Tourny, was found in an antique shop in France (huh?), purchased and donated to the city in the last decade - 10/07/2016 A view of one of the tall buildings inside the walls - 10/07/2016 This is the gate we'll drive through to enter the wall - 10/07/2016 Driving into the walled city - 10/07/2016 We picked up our guide and toured some of the upper and lower parts of the city. From the lower<br>part we got our first look at the Funicular which one can ride between the two - 10/07/2016 Notre Dame of the Victories Church in lower Quebec City - 10/07/2016 Our guide explained the amazing mural on the side of a large building in lower Quebec City - 10/07/2016 The Mural was too big to get in a single (landscape) picture - 10/07/2016 Every bit of Quebec City, including the trestles for the overpasses are decorated - 10/07/2016 From upper Quebec City we have a good view of the St. Lawrence Waterway - 10/07/2016 From upper Quebec City we have a good view of the St. Lawrence Waterway - 10/07/2016 Well done copper roof on this huge building in the distance - 10/07/2016 As we drive back to the Hotel Clarendon, we passed many interesting buildings - 10/07/2016 Here is one way to mix new and old architecture - 10/07/2016 After checking into the hotel, I headed down to the car ferry to cross the St. Lawrence.<br>This statue is in a plaza near the visitor center that showed me how to walk down to the waterway - 10/07/2016 Yet another statue and some great landscaping on my way walking down the steep hill toward the ferry - 10/07/2016 A view of some of the great buildings in lower Quebec City. The S shaped metal is at the end of<br>steel rods that run all the way through the building to hold the brickwork together - 10/07/2016 Near the ferry dock there were two cruise ships that both left while I was there. This smaller ship headed west (inland) toward Montreal - 10/07/2016 The bigger ship was still docked as I boarded the ferry - 10/07/2016 From the ferry I got a great view of the Chateau Frontenac - 10/07/2016 The sun was just setting behind upper Quebec City as the ferry took off toward the southeast side of the St. Lawrence - 10/07/2016 The view of the sun behind the buildings was great - 10/07/2016 Best view of the waterway is from the top deck of the ferry - 10/07/2016 The ferry was a stout vessel named after Lomer Gouin, the 13th Premier of Canada - 10/07/2016 Another great view the the sun disappearing behind upper Quebec City - 10/07/2016 The Holland America Line's Zuiderdam left the dock and did a cool At the far dock, the buildings and foliage were likewise spectacular - 10/07/2016 With enough zoom on the camera it was possible to get a good view of more of the upper and lower Quebec City buildings - 10/07/2016 As we headed back across the river I got the best view of the Funicular on the right hand side - 10/07/2016 Unfortunately, this is the only view I have of the Citadel, the fort within walls of Quebec City - 10/07/2016 Docked for disembarkment, got the last look up the hill at the huge building that was built as a hotel in the late 1800s - 10/07/2016 The waterway was protected by cannons in the lower city - 10/07/2016 Looks like the wood was recently replaced but the barrels may be vintage - 10/07/2016 There were almost a dozen cannons protecting the lower city. Google images show more impressive cannons that I did not see (sigh) - 10/07/2016 Rather than walking back to the upper city, I rode the Funicular. Here is the other car going down the hill as I go up - 10/07/2016 This is the statue at the top of the Chateau Frontenac - 10/07/2016 Chateau Frontenac up close - 10/07/2016 Inside the courtyard at the Chateau Frontenac - 10/07/2016 In the lobby of the Chateau Frontenac - 10/07/2016 Near the registration desk of the Chateau Frontenac - 10/07/2016 City Hall is ready for Halloween with Pumpkin, Haunted House, and Ghost projected on it - 10/07/2016 Edifice Price which contains the official residence of the Premier of Quebec. Built in the<br>1920s, the building which was next door to our hotel is nicely lit at night - 10/07/2016 View out the window of my third floor room in the Hotel Clarendon. The purple foggy area<br>on the left is actually a child-sized corn maze that was about three feet tall - 10/07/2016


Day Four - Sat 10/8/16 - Chez Marie, Shrine of St. Anne, Montmorency Falls

On our way the next morning and the foliage was spectacular - 10/08/2016 It would be great to live this close to the wonderful colors - 10/08/2016 And, it would suck to have to rake these leaves. Better to just visit - 10/08/2016 Our first stop was a surprise - Chez Marie where we were treated to some homemade bread with maple butter - 10/08/2016 Inside there is a great sitting area where we watched a short film about the bread baking. The room also included this great old oven - 10/08/2016 Chez Marie is really proud of its association with the many bus tours that come by and has a<br>great display of model buses, as well as a huge display of pins showing the bus drivers - 10/08/2016 This is an ancient root cellar across the street from the Chez Marie building - 10/08/2016 And this is the wood fired oven where the bread has been baked for decades - 10/08/2016 Seemed like a good time to show you the tour bus we rode in for our trip - 10/08/2016 Our next stop was the Shrine of Saint Anne. Most prominent is the Basilica constructed in 1923 - 10/08/2016 The shrine's fountain sits in a beautiful courtyard - 10/08/2016 The Basilica is beautifully done and looks like it could be hundreds of years old - 10/08/2016 Too big to fit into one (landscape) photo - 10/08/2016 My camera let me zoom in on the gilded statue Saint Anne holding Mary on the top - 10/08/2016 The foliaage was again spectacular - 10/08/2016 The basement of the cathedral contains a small statue of Saint Anne w/Mary outside the Immaculate Conception Chapel - 10/08/2016 The chapel is low and wide and incredible - 10/08/2016 One of the well done paintings in the basement chapel - 10/08/2016 There's Mary among the pipes of the organ - 10/08/2016 Another of the great paintings in the chapel - 10/08/2016 The chapel also has a replica of Michelangelo's Pieta sculpture of Mary and Jesus - 10/08/2016 More paintings surrounded by mosaics above the confessionals - 10/08/2016 And a close-up of one of the stations of the cross flanked by smaller mosaics - 10/08/2016 This is the copper entrance doors on the left of the Basilica's main floor - 10/08/2016 Well done sculptures above the main center entrance doors - 10/08/2016 The ceiling above the alter is this great hemisphere painted with an incredible fresco - 10/08/2016 The entire ceiling is painted with the fresco including the two The stained glass is very well done - 10/08/2016 Great rose window above the entrance doors - 10/08/2016 One of the side alters - 10/08/2016 The large statue of Saint Anne - 10/08/2016 Another view of the Fresco and Stained Glass in the Basilica - 10/08/2016 The entrance vestibule - 10/08/2016 The Basilica is very tall - 10/08/2016 Side view of the Basilica of Saint Anne - 10/08/2016 Side view of the Basilica of Saint Anne. There are great photos on the Shrine of Saint Anne official website - 10/08/2016 Our next stop was at the Montmorency Falls where we had a great lunch - 10/08/2016 After lunch we could follow a path to the bridge that crosses the falls. This is a look down at how the water gets to the St. Lawrence - 10/08/2016 The first view of the falls peeking through the trees - 10/08/2016 From the middle of the bridge, this is the look down - 10/08/2016 A view of the bridge just after I crossed it - 10/08/2016 From the lower lookout you get the best view of the falls and the bridge. The falls are a few feet taller than Niagara Falls - 10/08/2016 And for enough money you could glide across the falls on one of the duel zip lines - 10/08/2016 We rode the tram cars back to the bottom to reboard our bus - 10/08/2016


Day Five - Sun 10/9/16 - Drive to Montreal, Tour the City

We saw great colors at a rest stop on our way to Montreal - 10/09/2016 We saw great colors at a rest stop on our way to Montreal - 10/09/2016 We saw great colors at a rest stop on our way to Montreal - 10/09/2016 We saw great colors at a rest stop on our way to Montreal - 10/09/2016 Like Quebec City, Montreal has an abundance of statues - 10/09/2016 Mark Twain in 1881 quipped after a visit to Montreal that it was the first city he'd visited<br>where Twain was right, there were churches on almost every corner - 10/09/2016 Lots of artwork including this wacky sculpture at street level above the Underground City mall where we had lunch - 10/09/2016 Close-up of one of the imps - 10/09/2016 And in the underground mall, this amazing statue of the Scotty dog from Monopoly - 10/09/2016 More artwork on the street as we waited for our bus after lunch - 10/09/2016 You're in good hands if you have to wait for the city bus at this stop - 10/09/2016 Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Montreal. Interesting buildings in front of Mount Royal from a stop in downtown Montreal - 10/09/2016 On our bus tour of Montreal we passed John F. Kennedy Drive - 10/09/2016 On another stop we went below this Cathedral to see how they built another part of the Underground City beneath it - 10/09/2016 It was a massive undertaking as the church is quite large - 10/09/2016 We got a view of one of the subway trains that run through the underground - 10/09/2016 Olympic House in downtown Montreal houses the offices of the Canadian Olympic Committee - 10/09/2016 At the foot of Olympic House is an LED lit Olympic Flame that we drove by too quickly for any usable pictures - 10/09/2016 Here is a static view of part of the torch through the front windshield of the bus - 10/09/2016 Beautiful sky behind another cathedral - 10/09/2016 Yet another steeple passed on our tour of Montreal - 10/09/2016 Interesting topiary at the edge of a beautiful park - 10/09/2016 Best view I got of the cross on top of Mount Royal - 10/09/2016 The shrine at St. Joseph's Oratory on Mount Royal. The spot of many Pilgrimages - 10/09/2016 And the cross on top of the copper domed roof - 10/09/2016 Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery went on forever - 10/09/2016 The cemetery is over 300 acres and has over 1 million folks interred - 10/09/2016 We stopped at an overlook where we could see The Olympic Stadium built for the 1976 summer games - 10/09/2016 As we neared the end of our Montreal city tour we saw these wonderful vines turning from green to red - 10/09/2016 Blown glass sun by Montreal Museum of Fine Arts which was in walking distance from our hotel - 10/09/2016 The sculpture was supposed to be a temporary fixture during a Chihuly exhibit<br>but was kept after a local businessman donated the money to buy it - 10/09/2016


Day Six - Mon 10/10/16 - Drive to Vermont, Shelburne Museum and Farm

We left Montreal and Canada via the Champlain Bridge. This is the viaduct part<br>that crosses the St. Lawrence onto Pont Champlain, a huge island - 10/10/2016 Here is the cantilevered span in the middle of the two mile bridge with a ship going under it - 10/10/2016 Next stop was the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne Vermont which contains exhibits in 39 buildings - 10/10/2016 The The The Looking down from the top floor of the Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building - 10/10/2016 The water wheel that powered the saw mill - 10/10/2016 The two lane covered bridge was way cool - 10/10/2016 It even had a separate covered walkway - 10/10/2016 Ship's figurehead in the Stagecoach Inn - 10/10/2016 Rocking Goat in the Stagecoach Inn - 10/10/2016 Great Leprechaun sculpture in the Stagecoach Inn - 10/10/2016 Sperm whale tooth Scrimshaw in the Stagecoach Inn - 10/10/2016 Beautifully carved and painted ship's stern board in the Stagecoach Inn - 10/10/2016 Model of a horse-drawn fire engine in the Stagecoach Inn - 10/10/2016 Inside the Toy Shop at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Inside the Toy Shop at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Inside the Toy Shop at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Inside the Toy Shop at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Inside the Toy Shop at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Inside the Toy Shop at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Inside the Toy Shop at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Inside the Toy Shop at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Inside the Toy Shop at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Display of Dessert Services in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Tea Sets in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Animal Sculptures in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Glass Canes in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Glass Canes in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Crystal in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Crystal in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Trivets in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Cookie and Butter molds in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of amazing Glass Bottles in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Automatons in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Automatons in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Automatons in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Automatons in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Automatons in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Automatons in the Variety Unit - 10/10/2016 Display of Hat Boxes and Top Hats in the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery - 10/10/2016 Display of Hat Boxes and Top Hats in the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery - 10/10/2016 Display of Miniature Diorama in the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery - 10/10/2016 Display of Miniature Diorama in the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery - 10/10/2016 Display of Miniature Diorama in the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery - 10/10/2016 Cross stitch sampler from the 1700s in the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery - 10/10/2016 Iron door from the Jail at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 The type cases from the Print Shop - 10/10/2016 Cool sharpening stone near the Horse Barn - 10/10/2016 Prairie Schooner in the Horse Barn - 10/10/2016 Stage Coach sled in the Horse Barn - 10/10/2016 Police Wagon sled in the Horse Barn - 10/10/2016 Old Ice Wagon in the Horse Barn - 10/10/2016 Great Stage Coach in the Horse Barn - 10/10/2016 Large Horse-Drawn Bus in the Horse Barn - 10/10/2016 Pair of One Horse Open Sleighs in the Horse Barn - 10/10/2016 Cool Carriage in the Horse Barn - 10/10/2016 Enclosed Wagon in the Horse Barn - 10/10/2016 Elaborate Stage Coach in the Horse Barn - 10/10/2016 The Ticonderoga Paddle Wheel steamer was saved from the scrap yard and moved to the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Scale model of the ship inside the ship - 10/10/2016 The National Historic Landmark plaque on the ship - 10/10/2016 View of the wheel house from the bow - 10/10/2016 The one-of-a-kind steam engine in the Ticonderoga - 10/10/2016 Controls for the steam engine - 10/10/2016 Full profile view of the ship - 10/10/2016 Locomotive 220 at the Train Station - 10/10/2016 Inside the station master's office - 10/10/2016 Least comfortable bicycle to ride the rails - 10/10/2016 Impressive Railroad Lantern collection at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Impressive Railroad Lantern collection at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 One Man Railroad Cart - 10/10/2016 And a Two Man Railroad Cart - 10/10/2016 Sun catching sculpture at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Sun catching sculpture at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 Sun catching sculpture at the Shelburne Museum - 10/10/2016 The Inn at Shelburne Farms was once the summer house of Lila (Vanderbilt) and William Seward Webb - 10/10/2016 The Look from the Inn out onto Lake Champlain - 10/10/2016 A look back at the Inn from near the Lake - 10/10/2016 Great Lion statue by the stairs in the gardens - 10/10/2016 A look at the eyebrow windows on the inn - 10/10/2016


Day Seven - Tue 10/11/16 - Ben & Jerry's Factory, Von Trapp Lodge, Rock of Ages Quarry

First stop the next morning was the Ben & Jerry's Factory. That's Ed our Sun Tours tour guide - 10/11/2016 About to take the tour - 10/11/2016 The tour starts with a short video in the Over the Moon Theater - 10/11/2016 And there is the cow jumping over the moon - 10/11/2016 And the chickens done in logo colors - 10/11/2016 Some of the special flavors recently produced - 10/11/2016 Off to the tasting room where they let us taste a new flavor - 10/11/2016 Thankfully, the Broccoli Cheddar is just a joke and we actually tasted Caramel Apple which was great - 10/11/2016 On the grounds outside the factory - 10/11/2016 And they do indeed have a Flavor Graveyard - 10/11/2016 They actually have real granite tombstones for each retired flavor - 10/11/2016 Well done graveyard - 10/11/2016 Well done graveyard - 10/11/2016 Beautiful views on the way to our next stop - 10/11/2016 Our next stop was the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT - 10/11/2016 An Austrian-style four-star Mountain Resort built in the early 1980s - 10/11/2016 This building replaced the original 27 room home opened as a lodge in the 1950s until destroyed by fire - 10/11/2016 Lots of things to do while staying at the lodge - 10/11/2016 And Georg and Maria are actually buried on-site - 10/11/2016 This view is likely why they bought the property - 10/11/2016 We had a great lunch prepared and served by students at the New England Culinary Institute - 10/11/2016 Last stop on our tour was at the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry in Graniteville, VT - 10/11/2016 The quarry was quite impressive - 10/11/2016 As was the building where they work the granite - 10/11/2016 I liked the big equipment used to move massive blocks of stone - 10/11/2016 This is the second copy of the Pieta I've seen on this trip. Notice the fellow in the lower left... - 10/11/2016 He's putting finishing touches on an Angel statue - 10/11/2016 The graphics on this particular tombstone were very well done - 10/11/2016 They do a great job on all their statues - 10/11/2016 They do a great job on all their statues - 10/11/2016 As well as on their many varied markers - 10/11/2016


Day Eight - Wed 10/12/16 - Fly from Manchester NH back to Albuquerque

After an uneventful flight home, I gathered all my souvenirs in one place - 10/12/2016


All in all a very successful and enjoyable trip. Sam



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