Sixteen Springfields!

January 3, 2009

[sarah] We are on our way to New York City, after spending last night in Boston. We arrived in Boston after having visited Springfield, Vermont (#15) and Springfield, New Hampshire (#16) and accomplishing our goal of visiting 16 Springfields in 16 states in 9 days.

Our first stop of the day was in Vermont. It seemed like a lovely town which we were excited to arrive in because it had actually won the competition over a year ago to be the Springfield (among 16 nominated Springfields) to host the premeiere of The Simpsons movie.

Then we were on to Springfield, New Hampshire. Following the GPS direction led us down one winding local road after another, with nothing distinguishing the area as Springfield. As we back-tracked we decided to turn down another small local road, called Four Corners Road, assuming it must be at the corners of something to have warranted the name. A mile or so down the road we encountered exactly what we were hoping for: our sixteenth Springfield! We took a picture outside the Springfield Meetinghouse and Townhouse, dedicated in 1799.

Vermont and New Hampshire were beutiful and snowy – see the pictures below!