Tiki Straw Holder

Two Heroes Grill & Tiki Bar

Bike Ride Destination I make a point of reaching a destination on my bike rides. Often that destination involves a meal or a dessert. I need to reward myself for the exercise. This time, my journey brought me 14.5 miles round trip between The Green Cottage in Grand Isle, Vermont to Two Heroes Grill & …

Grand Isle, VT Farmers Market Sign

Grand Isle Farmers’ Market

Grand Isle Farmers’ Market You’ll find a Farmers’ Market twice a week nearby our lakefront Green Cottage in Grand Isle, Vermont.  The Saturday Market runs from 10am-2pm and is just under 2.5 miles away making it a very easy bike ride. If you plan on picking up a gallon of maple syrup, you’re probably better …

Steamship Pier Bar & Grill View

Steamship Pier Bar & Grill

Bike Ride Destination Andy and I couldn’t resist enjoying a bike ride in the Champlain Islands on a beautiful, sunny June afternoon. We always like to reward ourselves for exercising. (Snicker!) This time our reward was lunch at the Steamship Pier Bar & Grill in North Hero, Vermont. The Menu I’ve developed a love of …

Snow Farm Vineyard Concert Crowd

2018 Free Concerts

The 2018 free summer concerts in the Champlain Islands have started. We seem to have better food on our picnics at the vineyard than we do at home. My go-to picnic preparation is blackened shrimp which I always complement with red grapes to lessen the heat. This time I also brought a caprese salad. Others …

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 …

Autumn Yellows at The Green Cottage

Autumn By Us

The leaves just outside our doors are getting bolder. Reds, yellows and oranges — still on the trees, for now!  The lake level is down, as it normally is this time of year. Notice the wide beach front that we and our neighbors enjoy this time of year. Today’s temps were in the low 70’s …

Notch Road in Stowe, VT

Check Out Vermont Colors

Autumn colors are popping up just outside our windows. Lake Champlain shores are getting more yellow, orange and red. Not just on the trees, but on the ground as some leaves start to fall. Our temperatures have been abnormally warm this fall. I just couldn’t miss the opportunity to take my favorite 4.25 mile walk …