During our road trip adventures we find some oddities that simply peak our interest. One time we were driving along some road in Vermont, having no clue where we were and no cell service, the sharp corner brought us to this …
In the middle of nowhere Vermont was a rock table setup with gigantic wooden chairs ready for a giant to feast at. Of course, Mike being the King he is had to go take a seat at this table made for a King. We literally had so much fun just checking out this artwork in the middle of the words.
I recall we walked around for quite some time simply taking in the view of the skill that went behind the person who created this. While we can’t tell you where in Vermont this was located, I do recall we were about two hours away from our NH home town.
Next up on my list of oddities we found, is the Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, NH. While this is not a “middle of nowhere” mysterious oddity, you certainly will see why I am including it in my travel post today.
Andrews Institute of Art in Brookline, NH is an art sculpture park with many nature trails. This is the largest sculpture park by area in New England. Admission is free and the park is open from dawn to dusk every day, according to their website. While we didn’t cover the whole park, there are over 75 sculptures strewn across 140 acres of woodland.
If memory serves me correctly the artists that come here to sculpt actually create their masterpiece in the woods. They are given simply the piece of material such as a particular rock or whatnot then have to use old style methods to create their sculpture. There’s no use of electrical tools in this woods, which is probably what interested me most in the sculptures.
While we got lucky when one of the founders arrived to give a tour, that we were invited to follow along, most of the time you simply walk the trails and see what you see. Each of the sculptures will have a little plaque explaining more about who created it and when.
There’s so much that one can see in the New England area. Not only are there neat oddities to see, but you can learn a bit of history too. Part of why we enjoy these road trips is because we are work at home entrepreneurs, we have 3 kids and 2 dogs which keep us pretty busy during the weekdays. Traveling along an old country road in New England, seeing what we see then coming back to share it with you all makes us happy.