I loved my time in Vermont!! I may not have gotten a lot of research done (see previous post), but I had a ton o’ fun and the area was stunning. Here’s a picture of my campsite:
I stayed at Waterhouses Campground and Marina, which was very wooded and you had to go over a sweet little stream to get to my site:
But the best part was Lake Dunmore – the campground is also a beach and marina:
No wonder I was a little distracted from my research work, right?!?
My best friends from childhood, Carol and Debbie, came to visit me for three nights. It was so exciting for me to have guests and I love being with my sistas!! There’s a little restaurant on the water called Paddler’s Pub, which is part of the marina, and we had some great times there having cocktails and a couple of meals. And we had fun just hanging around the campfire, too.
We also rented a pontoon boat for a day. Our childhood home was in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, in a section called Nassau Shores, which was on the Great South Bay. Deb actually lived in a house right on the water. So we all were familiar with boating from a young age, but none of us had driven one in many years. It was quite an adventure and a memorable day! Here’s a picture of me on the boat:
During my last weekend there, I visited some very old and very dear friends in Burlington. I’ve known Jeff since I was 20 years old, and his wife Dawn for almost as long, but I haven’t seen them in decades. I actually introduced them, and it was great to see them still so happily married after thirty years. Amazingly, it felt natural and comfortable to be with them, even after all this time. I love them!
They took me out to a fabulous dinner, and then we watched the sunset on Lake Champlain. From there, you can see the Adirondack Mountains in the distance – it’s just lovely. Jeff took an amazing photo:
Jeff is a professional wedding photographer and took a picture of me. I usually avoid having my photo taken and hate all pictures of me, but I guess this one isn’t too bad (not a comment on Jeff’s skills – I’m talking about the subject!):
So, you can see why I loved my time in Vermont, and why I have to go back!