We got underway by 9:30 traveling northwest across New Hampshire and then across Vermont to North Beach Campground in Burlington. Along the way we saw a covered bridge,
And we saw mountains,
And more mountains,
And road construction,
And more mountains.
We stopped at the welcome center just as we entered Vermont to pick up a map. And, low and behold, there is a memorial to the Vietnam Veterans located there.
We arrived at our destination at around 1300 hours and no more than got camp set up when the first of several thunder storms passed over. Between the storms we took a walk about the campground.
North Beach Campground is just as the name implies, on the beach. It is located just a mile north of Burlington on the shores of Lake Champlain. A nine mile bike trail passes through the campground as well.
There are tunnels leading to the beach that pass under the bike trail.
With a pathway down to the beach.
It wasn’t awfully hot but the humidity was so thick you could cut it with a knife which caused us to sweat profusely, so we decided to go back and get our swim suits on for a nice cool dip in the lake. However, by the time we got back to the house the second in the series of thunder storms passed through.
So, dear ol’ dad went to preparing dinner while mother and Briana played a couple games of Sequence. Miss Judy finished making the Egg Plant Parmigiana casserole – it was yummy.
We finished the day with a movie, Maid in Manhattan, and a little television, History Detectives. Then it was off to bed with “visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads” while thinking about our next adventure.
Today we’re going on some indoor outings since rain is once again in the forecast. Once these storms pass through it will be “clear sailing” for the rest of the week – hooray for our team!!