Passing another ferry as we head to Cumberland Head, NY

Ferry Ride!

I haven’t been on the ferry in a long time. But every time I go, I definitely enjoy the ride. Today’s brisk autumn air, bright sunshine and lots of fluffy clouds under the baby blue sky made for the most enjoyable ride. As I arrived at Gordon Landing in Grand Isle, I spied this SUV …

Pump gas first and then pay inside.

Hankerin’ Satisfied

  Oh, if your mind is in the gutter, try again! I was really hankering for a Hero’s Welcome Deli made sandwich wrap this afternoon. And what better way to get there are on sunny 78 degree day than by riding a bicycle! I set my handy-dandy Map-My-Run app on my cell phone to keep …

Snow White Wine from Snow Farm Vineyard in South Hero, VT

Snow Farm Vineyard – Wine, Beer and Music

Snow Farm Vineyard’s Summer Concert Series is so much fun! We paired Snow White wine with our picnic of blackened shrimp, tomato & mozzarella salad, cheese, baguettes and blueberries. So good! While we enjoyed our meal under the bright blue sky and sunshine, we were also dancing in our chairs to the music of Shake, …

Champlain Islands Bike Map

Bicycling Around the Champlain Islands

I absolutely love bicycle riding through The Champlain Islands. I’m a novice rider…meaning I ride a road bike, I carry a pack on my bike and my riding attire usually includes gym shorts and a tie-dyed t-shirt. I’m riding for the pure joy of getting some exercise while enjoying the scenery. It never gets old. …

Drawbridge sign in The Champlain Islands

Keeping Up With The Drawbridge

I noticed in this week’s Islander Newspaper that there is a posting in the Legal Notices section regarding the drawbridge between Grand Isle and North Hero. What caught my attention is the times of operation. Last year, due to issues with the bridge, the schedule allowed for the bridge lifting on the hour between 8am …

Vermont Vacation Guide

Maple Open House Weekend!

  If you’ve never experienced real maple syrup, you’re missing something! Growing up in Virginia, we had “pancake syrup” for our Sunday morning breakfasts. I chose to spread jam on my pancakes instead because I did not like the fake stuff. I didn’t know that “real maple syrup” existed. Then our family moved to Vermont, …

Frozen Lake Champlain next to The Green Cottage vacation rental home in Grand Isle, Vermont.

Vermont Snowfall Humor

I found this chart on The Real Vermont Facebook Page. It is humorous. But it’s also very true! I lived in Virginia through my middle school years. I had a paper thin winter jacket and maybe one or two sweaters. If it snowed, we wore plastic bags tied around our sneakers to play in the …

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year!

  Happy New Year 2017! Have you made your new year’s resolution? What about spending more quality time with your family? We have the place for you! Our lakefront homes offer excitement, comfort and fun for the entire family. Sandy Cove Lake House is great for multi-generational vacations. The Green Cottage is great for the …