As I said last week, we were going to our cabin in the Adirondacks for the weekend, then into VT for the day to pick up a new snowmobile trailer. This first picture is of the bridge crossing over Lake Champlain into VT from NY.
This is Lake Champlain from the bridge.
Vermont, here we come!
This is as close as we got to the state capital.
The Green Mountains, which were south of where we were. It looks alot like the Adirondacks! Actually the whole place looked alot like upstate NY. The farms, the mountains, the fields.
I have to thank Laurie and Chris for the suggestion to go to Ben and Jerry's! I don't know why I didn't think of it. But that is exactly what we did. Of course being the ice cream lover that I am, I enjoyed it very much, so did Glen. We went on the tour that tells the history and shows how they make their ice cream then got an ample free sample! I bought a really cool T-shirt and a frig. magnet and Glen got a to-go coffee mug.
I thought this was cute. It is in the back of their factory by the parking.
Even the bathrooms were cute! Everything was painted bright colors. Very pretty and clean!
This is the delivery bus that they used in the beginning.
This is the flavor graveyard. Every year they retire some of their flavors making room for new and exciting flavors. We walked through and read all the "gravestones".
Some of them I can understand why they were retired - "Oh Pear"??? really, pear flavored ice cream??? ewww.
Now this is some ice cream I would have liked! I can totally imagine having a cup of ice cream in the morning in the summer! What do you think?
This one is for my daughter (she'll know why).
On the way home we drove down Lake George in the Eastern Adirondacks. This the far East Adirondacks seen over Lk. George.
Knitting - My friend Pat gave me a kit to make a felted purse for my birthday. I had made a felted purse before and it turned out great. So this was a great present. While we were at the cabin I knitted the purse. Now all I have to do is sew it together and felt it.
I am also working on a pair of socks,
Books I have read - "A Claim of Her Own" by Stephanie Grace Whitson, visit her website here. This is a Christian Historical Fiction by one of my very favorite Authors! I have read almost all her books (there are lots) and once again she did not disappoint me. I give this book 5 stars. Very pleasant to read, happy, romantic, and suspenseful.
It is about 20 yr. old Mattie who travels to SD to find her brother who went there looking for gold. His letters say he has struck it rich. But when she gets there, she finds out her brother is dead and no gold. She decides to keep the claim and do some mining on her own, this was very surprising for a woman back then. She wants to find out what happened to her brither and the gold. This is about her struggles and the wonderful, (and bad) people she meets there. Great story! I recommend it!
Contests - My friend Dar at, Peeking between the pages is giving away books again, I don't know how she does it! She is always giving away something. She is giving away 3 copies of "The Castaways" by Elin Hilderbrand. You are not gonna win if you don't sign up! Also - Happy Belated Birthday, Dar!!! Amendment - Dar is also giving away a "book Buddy" check it out they are cute! - Here!
Also, Toni at A circle of books, is giving away 5!!!! copies of "Soul Survivor", written by Carol Bowman. So check in and sign up with her.
Another blog I just recently found is Chick loves lit and she is giving away lots of books, just scroll down to find all of them.
Top 5 - favorite flavors of ice cream (I haven't done this one yet have I?)
3. Mocha Almond Fudge
4. Cherry Vanilla
5. Black Raspberry