Poopin' Around Town

A guide to where to poop while out and about primarily in and around Boston, MA.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Rest Stop - Sharon, VT

Rest Stop in Sharon, VT - 7.2

So you live in or around Boston and the weather is getting nice. Sounds like a perfect time for a road trip up north. Perhaps Montreal? Maybe a little Vermont in your future? Perhaps a visit to the fine folks of Maine? New England is quite nice in the summer and there are quite a few options. With that in mind, the Shit Critic decided to do some advanced scouting and see what the route up towards Burlington, VT has to offer. This is the first post of two on where you might or might not want to stop off to release the hounds. This rest stop actually has a website and has a bit more to offer in general than your average rest stop. Check it out here. The rest stop in Sharon is located on I-89 North, just past the New Hampshire border and I-91 interchange. The stop is a bit over two hours out of Boston and approximately and about 75 Miles after the start of I-89.

Location: After walking through the main entrance, turn to your left. The rest stop is equipped with a family restroom as well as the traditional men's and women's. The men's room is the third of these three.
Grade: 9 out of 10

Accessibility: The beauty of the rest stop is that it's a place your supposed to stop and use the rest room. BRILLIANT!
Grade: 10 out of 10

Number of Stalls: There are three stalls here, one handicapped and two normal sized. There were also three urinals. Should be in good shape.
Grade: 8 out of 10

Stall Quality: The stalls here seemed like they were reasonably new and in good condition. I wouldn't have hesitations on this front. The stalls also feature simple locks and coat hangers.
Grade: 7 out of 10

Toiler Paper: I feel like the rest stop could have done better on the toilet paper front. They had pretty bland 2-ply. I figured the hippies up yonder would be into something a bit softer. The TP was well cased in a metal dispenser.
Grade: 5 out of 10

Cleanliness: The rest room was pretty clean for one that might have schmucks from all over the area visiting it. Some normal wear and tear, but all in all pretty decent.
Grade: 7 out of 10

Scent: While not overwhelming, this bathroom did have a bit of a piss smell at the time of inspection. I'm sure there is a simple fix for that...
Grade: 4 out of 10

Flush: Overall this is a decent flush, certainly not going to get embarrassed. It also has a pretty effective no touch flush system. These systems are great if they work well, but otherwise annoying. Also of note is that this restroom uses reclaimed waste water, which is pretty damn cool.
Grade: 8 out of 10

Aesthetics: Over all this restroom has a pretty new vibe. It can't be more than 10 years old. I also think that the metallic looking doors and dispenser play well here. Also, if you're looking for a perk, try to bring the lap top in and enjoy the Wifi set up this rest stop offers.
Grade: 7 out of 10

The Bottom Line: As far as places to poop go, this is a pretty good one. As soon as you park your car in the parking lot, you'll sense immediately that this is not some seedy rest stop. Aside from having a staff of friendly old ladies, there's a lot to look at.


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