March 30, 2016

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I can’t wait until the weather is good to go bike riding and bring along a Spring picnic.  My gentleman friend and I go out to South Pomfret leaving the car at the Billings Farm in Woodstock.  It’s about a 10 mile ride if you count 5 miles out and 5 miles back.  Plus he usually wants to ride the bikes a little further when we get back to go into Woodstock town.

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I like to pack a couple of wraps that are always fun.

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Then a couple of salads in a mason jar.  I like to put the dressing in the bottom of the jar and then you just shake the jar for a nice salad.

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And then another fun and easy dessert is to make a strawberry shortcake in a mason jar using pound cake, strawberries and whipped cream.

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It’s really a beautiful time of year when the lilacs and tulips are out.

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Also, the clear mountain air is just awesome.

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There is a bike trail that goes along Lake Champlain in Burlington and you can look across the lake to the Adirondak Mountains in New York state.  It’s really pretty, and we want to try that trail this year sometime.  We sometimes go on a neat bike trail in Stowe that goes along the river and it has bridges that have a slight arch to them that are not that much fun to go across.  Plus it is a very long trail that has a lot of walkers and people with baby carriages that make it a little hard to get around on the trail.  We roller bladed on the trail a couple of times, but then again the bridges were not fun.

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If you come down Interstate 89 from Burlington, there is an exit that has beautiful mountain views and over to the side there used to be these two whale tails.  I don’t know if they are still there, but so fun to see.

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Sometimes it’s just fun to go for a car excursion on Interstate 91 and stop along the way and have a picnic.  The views along the Connecticut River are just beautiful.

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Bringing along little individual cherry pies are always a treat.  Then plenty of water in the cooler and maybe a potato salad like my Mom used to make.  Maybe some cold cuts and of course snack stuff.

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I love it when the Spring Crocus are out.  The colors are so pretty and they make like a carpet.  I’ve seen people plant them in a circle around a tree, also.

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I like the above coffee mug.  Whenever my parents went up to northern Vermont, they called it going “up north”.

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I love little paths in a garden and stone walls.  Some people just have beautiful gardens.  The one above looks like a little secret garden and so peaceful.  Summer is just around the corner.

And that is my thoughts for today.

 

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