Dartmouth and Maine, January 26-29, 2001
This page contains pictures from a trip to see a hockey game at
Dartmouth College and to do some visiting and skiing in Maine from
January 26 through January 29, 2001. As always, I warn you that most
people will probably be bored pretty quickly.
The pictures were taken with my Sony Mavica FD-7 digital camera. All
images are 24-bit JPEGs and should be viewed on a 24-bit display.
Quality is likely to be very poor when viewed on an 8-bit display.
I have arranged the actual images on a number of smaller pages, linked
from the text below. Some links are to a single image, while others
link to a page containing a number of related pictures.
Friday was the last day of the Winter Study period at Williams, with
the Spring semester starting the next week. I decided that if I was going
to do any skiing more than a day trip, it would probably have to be
this weekend. Some potential skiers had other commitments, but
fortunately my Maine friends were available. With the idea now in
place to ski in Maine on Sunday, I decided to start the trip a bit
earlier and take the opportunity to see some hockey - Union at
Dartmouth on Friday night, before heading up to Maine.
Friday, January 26
My trip started in Williamstown around 2:30 PM, as I left the Williams
campus and headed North on US 7 into Vermont. After finding Rte 8 a
slow ride a few weeks ago, I decided to try to go via Bennington to
get to I-91 in Vermont. The trip to Bennington then across Vermont [3 Pictures] to Brattleboro [Picture] on Vermont 9 took about 70
minutes. From there, it was North on I-91 [3
Pictures] to White River Junction [Picture],
and the whole trip took just over 2 hours. Around 4:45, I checked
into the Super 8 in White River Junction.
From there, I headed across the Connecticut River and up to the campus
of Dartmouth College in Hanover. It was dark, but I did drive around
for a few minutes to see the town and part of the Dartmouth campus.
Once I found the Thompson Arena (pretty easy), I parked, bought my
ticket and went in. It's a very nice place to watch a game, and a
decent crowd was on hand by the time the game started. I watched the
game with the Mortensens. Dartmouth jumped out to an early lead and
extended that to 4-1 in the second period, but Union fought back and
got within one at 4-3, then 5-4. They couldn't tie the game, and
Dartmouth added an empty-netter with 5 seconds left to make it a 6-4
final [37 Pictures of the game].
After the game, it was back to the Super 8 in Vermont for the
Saturday, January 27
I got up and left the Super 8 in White River Junction [Picture] by around 10. It was snowing lightly
but steadily to start the trip, and the roads were a little messy for
a little while. The three hour trip to Portland went South on I-89 [6 Pictures] to Concord, New Hampshire, then South
on I-93 [2 Pictures] to Manchester to get on NH
101 East [2 Pictures]. Then it was North on
I-95 [9 Pictures] to Portland [2 Pictures] and I arrived at Paul and Julie's
around 1. During the afternoon, we took a ride to Fort Williams and
Portland Head Light [6 Pictures], then
went to see Will Allen's new house, also in South Portland. We went
to dinner at Governor's diner, then it was back to watch Union-Vermont
hockey on NESN. Vermont won, 6-3, as Union took 63 minutes in
Sunday, January 28
This was ski day, and Julie, Will, and I left for Shawnee Peak around
7:30. We got to the mountain before 9 and got on the slopes shortly
after. Shawnee Peak is a pretty small place, but the skiing was
decent [24 Pictures]. The best-looking trails
were either closed or should have been because there hadn't been new
snow in a couple of weeks. We all had enough by around 1:30, and got
back to Portland around 3. We met up with Paul and got some food at
the Great Lost Bear in Portland, and cleaned up to go to Will's to
watch the Super Bowl. Not a good showing for the Giants, Baltimore
34, New York 7.
Monday, January 29
I headed out from Paul and Julie's around 8:30, and made the trip down
I-95 [4 Pictures] and I-495 [5 Pictures] and across Rte. 2 [11
Pictures] in one shot, and in just a little under four hours.
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