Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Today is our last day in Vermont. We started at the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory with a tour and free samples which, of course, caused us to want to buy some to take home. Next we went to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory where we had a tour. Really cute bears. They are guaranteed for life and there is a "hospital" at the factory where they repair or replace damaged bears. Our last stop was the Wildflower Farm but it was too early to see any flowers yet but seeds were available. We ended our week with a delicious dinner at "The Olive Garden" and then headed back to the resort to pack and get ready to leave in the morning.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Today we drove to South East Vermont-about 80 miles away-and went to the Simon Pearce Glass Factory and watched the glassblower make a wine glass. Next we went to the King Arthur Flour Store. They have a baking school here too but don't offer tours. We got some sandwiches and pastries and ate lunch at the picnic area. Next we went to Weston to see the Vermont Country Store. They have unusual things here and things from years back like Teaberry Gum and BlackJack Gum. We got back to the Resort and managed to set off the fire alarm while cooking bacon. Now all the neighbors know us.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Today we had an unexpected problem. We were hearing odd noises in the back end of the car yesterday so Jim went to the Hyundai Service Station and found we needed new brakes and roters. They finished up the repairs about 2pm so we spent the rest of the day enjoying a cozy fire and reading. Tonight we'll play cards after our supper of pizza.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Power House Covered Bridge
Cambridge Covered Bridge
Our Condo-Smuggler's Notch Resort
Today was a beautiful, sunny day with temps in the 60's. We drove to Jeffersoville for breakfast so we could taste authenic Vermont Maple Syrup. Nxt we checked out a couple of the numerous covered bridges in the area and then came back to the resort where Jim and Bob hiked a couple of the many trails that run through the resort.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Jim got tired of trying to shoot using the rickity old kids picnic table so he went on line and got some plans to make a shooting bench. He used some of the wood from the barn we took down last year and added wheels to make it easy to move the bench the different distances from the target when shooting. Of course , he had to try it out.
Monday, May 10, 2010
On Sunday we celebrated Mother's Day. Jim and Cathy couldn't be here but they sent a beautiful bouquet of Tulips and Iris. All the kids went together and as a combination Mother's and Father's day gift they renewed Jim's and my subscription to NetFlix for another year. We had a really nice day and Jennifer made the beautiful Ice Cream Cake. She's so talented!!