Vermont “Gritters”

After Scotland’s gritters (snowplows) went viral last winter with their captivating GPS and their hilarious names (Grit Expectations, Gritty Gritty Bang Bang, Snow Bother, Sprinklebell, . . . . ), even the frostiest hearts melted.  Vermont decided to join in the fun this fall.  Every school in Vermont has the opportunity to name one of the nearby snowplows.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation says, “The new Name a Plow program offers an opportunity for children to put on their thinking caps and come up with creative names for AOT’s snowplows. The fleet has 250 full-size plows, and the Agency will aim to match every participating school with a truck.  The Agency will assign each name to an orange truck at the Maintenance District garage located closest to the school. District plow drivers will visit each school with the truck that it named. A decal or sign displaying the plow name and the school name will be placed on each named truck.”
Our students submitted wonderful ideas such as Thunderbolt, Frosty the Snowplow, and Baby Snowda.  The winner is Darth Blader, submitted by Emily in 5th grade!  We will look forward to meeting Darth Blader and its driver as soon as the snow flies.

Some Websites for NH/VT Adventure Ideas

 

Philbrick-Cricenti Bog in New London

Montshire nature trails

Saunt-Gaudens National Historic Site

Valley Quests

Murdough Experimental Greenhouse at Dartmouth

Brookfield Floating Bridge

251 Club of Vermont

Hood Museum of Art

 

Things to do in New Hampshire

30 Great Things to Do in Vermont

Quechee Gorge

Velvet Rocks Trail in Lebanon, NH

Covered Bridges of New Hampshire

Covered Bridges of Vermont

Claremont Historic Walking Tour

Things to Do in Vermont with Kids

Family Friendly Activities in New Hampshire

Seven Weirdest Places to Go in New Hampshire

78 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in NH

18 Weirdest Places You Can Possibly Go in Vermont

57 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Vermont

 


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Or borrow one my books for a night or two to find many more ideas:

Off the Beaten Path:  Guide to Unique Places in New Hampshire

Insiders’ Guide:  Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire

Best-Loved Family Adventures in the Connecticut River Valley

–Vt and NH guides

 

 

Websites for NH/VT Family Adventure

Philbrick-Cricenti Bog

Montshire nature trails

Saunt-Gaudens National Historic Site

Valley Quests

Murdough Experimental Greenhouse at Dartmouth

Brookfield Floating Bridge

251 Club of Vermont

Hood Museum of Art

Things to do in New Hampshire

30 Great Things to Do in Vermont

Quechee Gorge

Velvet Rocks Trail in Lebanon, NH

Covered Bridges of New Hampshire

Covered Bridges of Vermont

Claremont, NH, Walking Tour

Things to Do in Vermont with Kids

Family Friendly Activities in New Hampshire

Seven Weirdest Places to Go in New Hampshire

78 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in NH

18 Weirdest Places You Can Possibly Go in Vermont

57 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Vermont
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Or borrow one my books for a night or two to find many more ideas:

Off the Beaten Path:  Guide to Unique Places in New Hampshire

Insiders’ Guide:  Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire

Best-Loved Family Adventures in the Connecticut River Valley

–Vt and NH guides