It was a cool spring day in 1978, when a pickup truck drove up the drive to the Quechee Inn. Emblazoned on the truck’s doors was a hot air balloon with the words “Glens Falls, New York Balloon Festival. Short of stature but with a hearty voice and smile to match, he came into the Inn and introduced himself as “Ed Griskott, organizer and promoter of the Balloon Festival. Looking for a Mike Yaroschuk; want to talk hot air ballooning. And, as they say, the rest is history.
Mike Yaroschuck and his wife, Barbara (plus three children), had recently purchased the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm from the Quechee Lakes Corporation and were starting down the road to establish the Inn as the traveler destination of the Upper Valley.… Read More