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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

creemee cones

Ice Cream and Creemees

  I’m just back from a 7.5 mile bicycle trek. My goal was to get some good exercise in a fun way. And as a reward for all my efforts, my trip had to include a stop for ice cream. Is that snickering I hear? Yes, I love ice cream and consider myself a connoisseur. …