This is the fourth and final report on my New England road trip that began with a visit to Virginia, included a short stop at Yale, and a short week at InterVarsity’s Toah Nipi Retreat and Training Center in New Hampshire.
Toah Nipi is located near the village of Rindge, New Hampshire. So, as I left early in the morning, I stopped for a short visit at the historic church/meeting house on the village green.
Nearby is an outdoor sanctuary called Cathedral of the Pines.
Cathedral of the Pines is a beautiful memorial with a mountain view.
Driving the back roads I came to beautiful Ashuelet, NH, with a covered bridge over the Ashuelet River.
I followed the Ashuelet River to the Connecticut River, where I crossed over to Vermont and completed my circuit of New England States. That also completed my visits to all 48 continental U.S. states.
Along Highway 2, the Mohawk Trail, I enjoyed seeing historic brick buildings and beautiful mountain scenery.
In historic Williamstown, Massachusetts I stopped to visit the historic Haystack Monument, which marks a significant event in U.S. church history.
After the Haystack Monument, the next stopping place was Cooperstown, New York, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Inside, the hallowed halls that remember the best of the boys of summer.
All the greats are there, players and broadcasters
A special section for radio broadcasters, that brings back memories of my first job in radio, which included board engineering the Milwaukee Brewers broadcast on local radio WPRE.
Lots of history recorded here, including a forerunner to baseball played by the ancient Egyptians.
I remember the day the Negro League’s K.C. Monarchs came to play in my hometown, and I realized something new about the world.
I remembered the day I saw Henry Aaron hit a home run in Milwaukee County stadium.
The Milwaukee Braves are the immortal team of my childhood, lots of radio broadcasts that I overheard as my dad listened. I learned the names of some great players: Henry Aaron, Warren Spahn, Lew Burdett, Eddie Mathews, Joe Torre, Joe Adcock…
The Madison Muskies also have a place in the hall of fame.
Finally it was time to move on. I spent the night in the Old National Hotel, Bath, New York, the hometown of my college roommate. A classic small town hotel still in operation.
The next morning, an early start along the New York Southern Tier Expressway. By nightfall I was home.