The first leg of our trip begins…

Well, we’re off and running, and our trip begins.  We have spent the past month living locally (Vermont) in our 24 foot travel trailer getting used to our new quarters and tying up loose ends.  We have been frequenting the local farmstands and doing our best to “Buy Local, Stay Local”.  There really is no reason for our food to travel 2000 miles to get to us.  This year, we’re going to it!  The food, that is.  We visited Bath, New Hampshire over the weekend and experienced homemade fudge and onsite-smoked Cabot cheddar at “America’s oldest general store”. Definately a very neat place to visit.  It is run by a California couple following their dream to own a quaint general store.  The covered bridge which crosses the Ammonusic River right next door is the longest I’ve ever seen.  We also ate pizza at the “Village Pizza & Seafood”, one of the best pies (black olives and pineapple-Chase’s favorite) we’ve had in a long time.  The atmosphere was complete with an Italian speaking staff. 

Along with our quest for cooking and dining our way across the country, as many of you know, we are on a treasure hunt, of sorts.  We have been prospecting for gold and gems as a hobby for a few years now, and at each of our locations, we plan to move some dirt through our gold pans in the local streams in hopes for some of that shiny yellow stuff.  It’s not a quest to get rich by any means, just a fun excuse to play in the dirt and get wet.  By the way, Marcus found a piece of gold the size of a BB in Bath! 

We are currently in Derby Line, Vermont saying goodbye to family.  By Monday we will be On the Road.  We invite you to follow us on our journey and log in to to make comments and communicate with us along the way. 

Published in: on July 13, 2007 at 2:44 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Hi Chef Marcus and Erika and Chase! I love reading your updates! Let me know when you settle on a date for 555 in Portland, please; I’ll email alumni in the area!

  2. GOOD LUCK CHEF! I’m have no doubt in my mind that this will be a mind blowing experience.

    Don’t forget about us

    MOD 2 Melissa (on internship)

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