Category: Places of Interest

Bay View

In September, my mother and several of her retirement community friends rented a house in Stone Harbor on 121st. That’s just one block from the end of the developed part of Seven Mile Island. I was invited to join them this year and was… Continue Reading “Bay View”

Plover Play

I’m pretty sure these shorebirds are plovers. I might go as far as to say they are possibly juvenile Black-bellied Plovers or non-breeding adults. Chime in here all you bird experts and correct me if I’m wrong please! And inform me how to tell… Continue Reading “Plover Play”

Stone Harbor Point Marshlands

The house we rented in Stone Harbor is just a block from the dunes, beach and marshlands of Stone Harbor Point. My daily walk included the nearly two-mile one-way hike (at low-tide) to the point – the southern most tip of the Seven Mile… Continue Reading “Stone Harbor Point Marshlands”

Vermont Fall Series 10.1.20 Lake Champlain Get-Away

Day 2 On our second day at Button Bay State Park we decided to take a road trip to a couple of other local places of interest. Our first stop was Mount Philo State Park in Charlotte, Vermont where we hoped to enjoy a… Continue Reading “Vermont Fall Series 10.1.20 Lake Champlain Get-Away”

Vermont Fall Series: 9.30.20 Lake Champlain Get-Away

It’s been a busy September with multiple short interstate trips to New Hampshire, New Jersey and within my home state of Vermont. Between these excursions and completing projects at home before winter sets in, I’ve not found the time or energy to write and… Continue Reading “Vermont Fall Series: 9.30.20 Lake Champlain Get-Away”

Vermont Summer Series 8.29.20 Burlington Waterfront

Weary of working on projects at home, Jim and I decided a road trip was in order!  The adventure was twofold.  We needed to replace the battery in the car in preparation for my September sojourn to Stone Harbor, NJ.  And, we wanted a… Continue Reading “Vermont Summer Series 8.29.20 Burlington Waterfront”

Vermont Summer Series 8.16.20 Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park

On Sunday August 16th, I embarked on a road trip with a friend to visit Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.   We traveled across the Connecticut River to our neighboring state of New Hampshire and the town of Cornish. The only national park in New Hampshire, Saint-Gaudens… Continue Reading “Vermont Summer Series 8.16.20 Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park”

Vermont Summer Series 7.16.20 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park

Yesterday, I mentioned embarking on a short road trip.  I have been craving a visit to a public garden and heard that the mansion at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park maintained some formal gardens reminiscent of the original gardens of the former estate.  I’m… Continue Reading “Vermont Summer Series 7.16.20 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park”

Photo of the Day 7.15.20 Fountain Magic

Took a road trip today.  I have been practicing the “safer at home” mandate since arriving back in Vermont.  But, I really needed a change of scenery and decided to visit Vermont’s only national park.  More to come on my visit in another post! … Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 7.15.20 Fountain Magic”

Photo of the Day 7.5.20 Summer Blooms and Shoo-fly Pie

Today, Jim and I decided to spend the late afternoon relaxing back by the pond. He launched the new raft yesterday and I can’t wait to try it out! In preparation for a relaxing evening, I devised a meal plan. While Jim was putting… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 7.5.20 Summer Blooms and Shoo-fly Pie”