Once again, the Mind’s Eye group followed the Connecticut River south out of Bradford, Vermont. Along the way, they went hiking and bird watching and had a picnic lunch. At Brattleboro they crossed the river into New Hampshire and drove on to Ashuelot, their destination for the evening. Located on the Ashuelot River, the town has one of the finest covered bridges in New Hampshire.
Broad Brook, a whitewater stream that joins the river in the town, was the subject of some happy hour gossip about a group of teenagers who played a joke on Charlie, one of their gullible contemporaries. Laetitia turned it into the limerick of the day.
When some clowns enticed Charlie to look
For the broads who hang out near Broad Brook
At a stream, ‘neath the stars
Instead of in bars
He found he was sadly mistook.