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.