Nothing Beats Family Time!

It’s hard to believe it is that time of year again. We pack up the kids and head to Lake Champlain to celebrate my dad’s birthday. It’s been a whirlwind summer for the kids so it gives us a few days of downtime. This year we had my sister and her family join us so it was a treat for our dad.

The tricky part was there were 11 of us at the RV during the rainstorm! Fortunately the weather improved and it was absolutely gorgeous! Plus my dad got a large new grill and I got to break it in. What fun!

Per tradition we usually do something with the kids on our way back. Because we didn’t have a lot of time we decided to check out the rail trails in Burlington along the lake.

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Along the shore they have placed carved stones showing dragons, mermaids, roller skates, and the like.

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We walked about 3.5 miles round trip. It was so refreshing with the wind blowing the cobwebs away. There was even a pseudo stone henge!

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Of course we worked up an appetite so we found a restaurant that played really cheesy island music. Who knows why when there is some great music out there. Thank goodness the food was very good! And we got to enjoy the boats coming in and out. I miss the sailing my family did when I was a kid. So many memories. For now I get my fix boat watching.

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After lunch we drove to another park that led to the beach so the kids could dip their toes in and practice stone skipping.

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It was a wonderful weekend catching up with family and hanging out with the kids. Hard to believe school starts next week and then we’re back into a routine again. Wish we could slow summer down!

4 thoughts on “Nothing Beats Family Time!

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and bringing back memories after I nearly died from reading a couple of your recipes. The frangipane and chutney look amazing!

    I spent my favorite teen years in the Adirondacks, near Lake Champlain. Burlington is one of my favorite cities anywhere, and we’re considering retiring there. I haven’t been there since the 80s. The stone carvings are fantastic! Thanks for the photos. I enjoyed them.

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