Laetitia and her group headed north across the border into Vermont. Their first stop on the way was in Molly Stark State Park. The park is the namesake of the wife of Revolutionary War General John Stark. Her name became part of the region’s folklore when her husband said to his army just before the Battle of Bennington, “There are your enemies, the Redcoats and the Tories. They are ours, or this night Molly Stark sleeps a widow.”
After a hike in the park, the group moved on to West Dover, Vermont, which is at the eastern edge of Green Mountain National Forest. The group went to nearby Woodford State Park, where they rented kayaks and spent the afternoon on one of the park’s lakes. They returned to West Dover in late afternoon. The day’s limerick was derived from some bar gossip about a local couple, Curt and Barb, who chose an unfortunate trysting place.
When Curt begged Barb over and over
To go for a roll in the clover
With luck that was ill
They lay on an anthill
And jumped up and ran nude through West Dover.