Fred and Anneliese on the Lake Champlain ferry from Plattsburgh, NY to South Hero, VT.
Fred's first glimpse of beautiful Lake Champlain!
Good map of the islands (click to open in a new window then click again to enlarge).
Bert and Stephen's camp is on Oak Ridge Lane off North End Road West
at the northern end of the northern part of North Hero Island (that's a lot of NORTH).
Fred takes out the rowboat Stephen saved from drifting aimlessly down the lake...
getting the hang of it!
Liese watches from the dock
Now to take Anneliese for a row...
the gorgeous sky over the lake
Uncle Stephen makes a stop in Burlington to get him and TIM comes to the island!
Anneliese, Tim, Fred on the dock
Aunt Bert watering her island garden
late summer garden
Liese enjoying one of Uncle Stephen's perfectly roasted marshmallows
Uncle Stephen's deluxe marshmallow sticks, made from metal hangers
Tim retrieves his darts from the board
Burlington! In front of Tim's house.
Tim's holding all his winter coats which we brought up from Jersey.
wood-burning brick fireplace in Tim's house
Tim demonstrates the trampoline in his backyard
This graffiti-splattered place is the "beer pong" room of Tim's basement
another view of the pong setup and the tagged walls
Bert in front of a former firehouse turned art gallery
Burlington City Hall
The only moving neon marquee in Vermont (they're outlawed now; it was grandfathered in)
at Nectar's, the tiny club where jam band Phish (originally a UVM band) started out
the very European-looking bar at Leunig's Bistro & Café on Church Street
glasses at Leunig's
Bert's favorite coffee house in Burlington
messy entrance to (the underground) Pure Pop, Burlington's great independent record store
some of the colorful display racks at Pure Pop
Radiohead poster purchased to decorate Tim's room
Old armory, now vacant and available...
The bar at Pacfic Rim
The ceiling at Pacific Rim
Bert and Deb inside Pacific Rim
Fred and Tim practice their chopstick technique
Anneliese and Aunt Bert at Pacific Rim--the blondes. having more fun!
Deb and Tim at Pacific Rim
Uncle Stephen at Pacific Rim
leaving Tim behind in the big city, we return to the lake for a couple more nights
here's Liese reading in the morning sun
Skipper Stephen aboard his pleasure craft
Aunt Bert bathed in gold, on the beach at sunset
admiring the sunset
as always, we saw some spectacular sunsets over the lake
crazy beautiful, and oh-so-temporary
sometimes it's cloudy all day and the sun comes out JUST to give you a gorgeous sunset!
Neighbor George tugs his sailboat down the misty lake on our last night
Our gracious hosts, Captain and Mrs. Bob-a-Lot
It was an unusual trip to Vermont,
the first when we did not see Judy and Dylan
at all and the first when we were VISITING Tim, not bringing him up with us.
Also Fred's first trip to the state (and it's only his fifth state!)
Watch little movies of the lake here and here.
Thanks Aunt Bert and Uncle
Stephen for all the hospitality.
Thanks Vermont for being beautiful as usual!