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 & …

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 …

Icicles on the trees of the Lake Champlain Islands.

Icicles in The Islands

I woke early this morning to rain pelting our windows with a constant tap, tap, tap. As the sound diminished, I eventually fell asleep again. When I finally got up for the day, I looked out to see a gentle snow falling and icicles hanging off the rails on our deck. The temperature changed so …

Grand Isle and North Hero Drawbridge is open!

The only one…

Only one in the entire state of Vermont and it’s only a mile away from our vacation rental homes. Without it, tall boats wouldn’t be able to sail or motor between the broad lake and the inland sea of Lake Champlain. What is it? It’s a draw bridge! Save The “draw bridge season” ended on …

Geese landing on Lake Champlain

Geese. Did you know?

While on my hunt for Seaglass early this afternoon I was amused by my neighbor coming down to the beach to clap away the geese frolicking on her shoreline. Yep, I do the same thing. I now know that although the geese are fun to watch, you don’t want them on shore. Why? Believe it …