gas prices on the rise there are a number of small ways we can all conserve and save.
In Vermont the price for unleaded is $2.85 a gallon. Here are some things we can all do:
Top Fuel Saving Tips
1 Avoid High Speeds As
your speed increases, your
aerodynamic drag increases in an exponential fashion. Driving 62
mph (100 km/h) vs 75 mph (120 km/h) will reduce fuel consumption
by about 15%.
2 Do Not Accelerate or
Brake Hard By anticipating the traffic and applying slow steady
acceleration and braking, fuel economy may increase by as much
3 Keep Tires Properly
Inflated Keep tire air pressure at the level recommended by your
vehicle manufacturer. A single tire under inflated by 2 PSI,
increases fuel consumption by 1%.
4 Use A/C Sparingly When
the air conditioner is on it puts extra load on the engine
forcing more fuel to be used (by about 20%). The defrost
position on most vehicles also uses the air conditioner.
5 Keep Windows Closed
Windows open, especially at highway speeds, increase drag and
result in decreased fuel economy of up to 10%.
6 Service Vehicle
Regularly Proper maintenance avoids poor fuel economy related to
dirty air filters, old spark plugs or low fluid levels.
7 Use Cruise Control
Maintaining a constant speed over long distances often saves
8 Avoid Heavy Loads
Remove the sand bags from your trunk in the spring and pack
lightly for long trips.
9 Avoid Long Idles If you
anticipate being stopped for more than 1 minute, shut off the
car. Restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle for
OUR GUESTS SAY!
Events October 2005
Happening in MONTREAL?
& Jacquie's Kitchen
1 1/4 cups
flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Set aside.
Stir corn flakes
and milk together in a separate large mixing bowl. Let
stand about 2 minutes until cereal is softened. Add egg
and oil to this mixture. Beat well. Add flour mixture to
wet mixture, stirring only until combined. Portion
butter evenly into 12 lightly greased 2-1/2-inch muffin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups corn flakes
1 and 1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable
Bake at 400
degrees about 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve
Gizmo here !
column will not go over well with Utah. My sister Gail
wrote a song both for
and about ME ! Seems she felt too much attention
was being given elsewhere so she created this to uplift my
.....Sung to the tune of the
Meet our Gizmo
He's a big and fluffy happy dog.
Meet our Gizmo
He's a friend in sun or rain or fog.
on a walk he will abide
in your bed he's by your side.
Meet our Gizmo
He's a Wheaten-Briard canine
Buck Hollow canine
A canine for all time.
EVENTS October 2005
ANNUAL VERMONT SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL,
Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15, Essex
Junction, Vt. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vermont's premier
fiber event, with fleece and wool yarns from
area producers. Visually stunning hand dyed
wools, fine fibers and specialty foods.
Eighty-plus vendors and craftspeople. Food and
product tasting. Demonstrations and
educational workshops, judged classes, sheep
herding and youth sheep show. Adult admission
is $5, $3 for seniors, and $1 for children
under 12. Visit: www.vermontsheep.org.
Giant Pumpkin Festival:
Vermont's biggest pumpkins, some over 1,000 pounds,
weigh off at this popular event. The Intervale (128
Intervale Road), 11-3 pm. Free. 802-524-6897
or 802-660-3505 Web
through 10/9/05, Essex Junction
Champlain Valley Antiques
Festival: Vermont's largest indoor antique
and collectible show with 200 quality diversified
dealers, 40 dealers in room settings. Champlain Valley
Exposition (105 Pearl Street), Saturday, 10-5 pm
Sunday, 10-4 pm. Admission. 781-862-4039
or 802-878-5545 Web
Fit and Healthy Expo -
A new, family-friendly educational one-day event for
adults, children and seniors to learn about nutritious
cooking, health screenings, fitness and more.
Sponsored by the Champlain Initiative, the Vt. Dept.
of Health, UVM Extension and Champlain Valley
through 10/30/05, Essex Junction
25th Annual Essex Fall Craft
& Fine Art Show: Award winning show
with 400+ juried artisans. Champlain Valley Exposition
(Pearl Street), Friday, 10-8 pm Saturday, 9-6 pm Sun,
10-5 pm. Admission. 802-878-4786 or 802-879-6837
through 11/6/05, Shelburne
Crazy For Quilts:
22nd annual quilt show presented by The Champlain
Valley Quilt Guild. The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms
(Harbor Road), 10-5 pm. Admission. 802-482-3075
long, red, white, brown, open, closed, with windows or
without, there are covered bridges throughout Vermont. They
are among our most popular attractions.
Why were bridges covered? Quite
simply, for protection from the elements. No, not for the
people crossing them, but for the bridges themselves. The
easily replaced enclosures provided protection for the
structural members and roadbed. Foliage season is the
perfect time to visit. For more information, click the links
We leave you with this poem about covered bridges:
could these bridges tell
If they could only
They'd tell us of the
ones who rode
And those who had to
The rich, the
Who used their planks
The soldiers, farmers,
In buggies, sleighs,
Like sentinels these
In spite of flood and
Their rugged, stalwart
Our future to
event takes place in Old Montréal,
around Place Jacques-Cartier and the
Bonsecours Market. Three special
indoor parties and free activities
are part of this 3-day celebration.
Spirits appear on the streets of Old
Montréal. Dry clean your strangest
10/01/2005 - 10/23/2005
Halloween FrightFest is back at La
Ronde for the fourth year. Come
enjoy unforgettable family fun in
the world of La Ronde Bewitched.
Sensational décor, breath-taking
animation, and tons of activities
OUR GUESTS SAY!
to our guests who participated in the Street Rod
would like to share a wonderful letter from one of our
My name is Edna Tallarico and I
am Brazilian. I went to the USA last year for two months
and really enjoyed it. But I have to tell you that I have
a dream: to spend some days in Vermont in Fall to see the
foliage. It's a dream that I have since I was a child and
for the last years I have been collecting as much
information as I can about it. I have been receiving your
newsletter for some months and after that I browsed your
site and I am really delighted with the good standard of
your inn. I would like to ask you to keep sending me the
newsletter because I love to read it, and in fact I look
forward to getting it each month. It's like a trip for me.
I don't know when I will have the opportunity to visit
Vermont for the first time, but be sure one day I will be
booking some days with you. As I told you is an old dream
and I will be doing my best to make it real.
phone: 802-849-2400 Toll Free- 800-849-7985