I traveled the length and width of Vermont this weekend. On Saturday I drove 2 and a half hours south east to Plymouth State Park to attend the Deaf picnic at Echo Lake. I met people from all over Vermont and practiced my signing. The day couldn’t have been more perfect for a picnic and swimming.
Then I drove 2 1/2 hours north on 91 and somehow manuevered the back roads of the Northeast Kingdom to find Sarah’s place. Here are the directions to Sarah’s place: travel west on the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, take a right just past the tiny general store in a small town just past a larger town, go down that dirt road 3 or 4 miles, take a right on a dirt road that has a name but no sign (thereby rendering the name of the road moot), then take a right after the large dead porcupine lying by the road. She lives right there. We enjoyed good food, conversation, and fireworks at her place, then Steve and I crashed at the house where Sarah and Robert are house sitting. Much hilarity ensued with hula hoops, Chutes and Ladders, and an evilly possessed, 2 inch chittering plastic toy bear.
The next morning Steve and I enjoyed a breakfast only an organic farmer in rural Vermont can provide. Then we drove the hour and a half back to our place. A frenzy of cleaning and cooking immediately ensued that lasted until our BBQ started at 3pm. A good time with friends, beer and grilled food followed.
Then the weekend was over.
Day #106-110- With approximately 80 days to go until the marathon, the training tapered a little bit last week. The weather was graciously cooler and we ran along fields lit in sunlight and shadow. This week the real training begins.
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Jul 21st 2003Uncategorized