Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hot Stuff


The first day of summer made a major statement around here.  The temperature moved up into the 90’s—child’s play to some of you out there, but very warm for Vermont.  Mike and I decided to load up the van with the canoe and a picnic lunch and head for the Chittenden Reservoir.  It was not a unique idea, except for the canoe part.  Tons and tons of kayaks were paddling around the pond, some of them yakking away on their cell phones.  It kind of made up feel like we were in the equivalent of a Model T Ford as we made our way.

We sat in the shade and read.  We lunched on shrimp cocktail, cheese and crackers, and a bottle of wine.  We napped.  We floated around in the cool water.  It was a good way to spend the day even without the modern day conveniences.



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  1. One year it did the unthinkable here & shot up to 102 while I had guests from Texas. We loaded up & headed for Astoria, OR on the coast. I knew I could count on it being cooler. It was, much cooler, in fact we had chill bumps all day. But at least we wern't hot.

  2. Sorry that lovely Vermont is getting our hot weather, but your photos looks as those it was a day well spent!

  3. Looks as if it was a cool and relaxing day!

  4. Oh, for a lake and a canoe!
    I'm under tepid showers four times a day, while at home.
    That looks like a wonderful, quiet, relaxing place to paddle, read, nap.

  5. Sounds great to me! I think I've been there eons ago. I remember very green water. That's a very elegant picnic!

  6. Sounds heavenly! I would rather do this than go to a fine restaurant!

  7. Sounds like a heavenly way to spend the day to me. I would love it.
    Sorry about the temps. We too are having high 90's everyday to early for even Texas.
    Have a great weekend.
    Love ya

  8. That sounds so relaxing and peaceful... what a great way to spend a day. We've been lucky so far this summer -- low to mid 70s. Just perfect for most anything.

  9. That sounds like a really perfect day.

  10. Looks beautiful a perfect day and here we are in the middle of winter, everything is brown and grey only thing good about it is the cold....... love the cold

  11. Weird thought, boating with a cell in hand. Kind of freaky really.


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