Basin Lake, New Hampshire.
Relaxed. Knit. Spin. Read. Kayak. Take Pictures. Eat. Sleep. Ah.
Vermont was wonderful. The weather was spotty, but we didn’t mind at all. Thunderstorms and rain practically each day, but that left reasons to go visiting Ben & Jerry’s, Cabot Cheeses, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Burton Snowboards, Burlington for a meal at The Shanty and just general vacationing about. I think Vermont was definitely my favorite part of the trip – the three of us really enjoyed being together and it was so nice to spend some alone time with our youngest son, although it felt so strange not to have the oldest one with us and we missed him. We spend the second half camped around that lake – and kayaking in it a good deal. DH bought me a new, smaller kayak as we brought two with us, and we had a wonderful time kayaking over ten miles down the Androscroggin River one day.
The last few days of the week warmed up, the skies cleared and there was no rain to be had. It was so peaceful listening to the sounds of the resident Loon calling, and sitting around campfires at night talking.
I did manage to finish one pair of socks and start another, read 5 or 6 books and visit a yarn shop or four. Two of which I walked out of without a purchase, I might add. What I was expecting, I don’t know. But I really wanted a bit of local flavor, and found myself a bit disappointed that some shops seemed so generic. No local yarns, or dyers to be seen – and frankly – if I can buy it at home, why would I lug it around while I’m camping? Don’t get me wrong – I did manage to buy some sock yarns and some Ultra Alpaca for a sweater – but the only reason that was purchased was because the pattern was at hand and something that came together on the spot. Otherwise – the yarn purchases were very light this trip – light enough for DH to actually comment on it!!!!
We arrived home to the HOT. I do not like the HOT. I was very happy not to have to deal with it while we were camping, most nights requiring a sweatshirt or wrapping myself in Hypotenuese by the campfire. But the HOT. It’s here. Summer. But today – lunch with Jeanne and a trip to the yarn shop – just to look around, honest.
What are you doing on your summer vacation?