Greetings blog readers! I'm sorry to disappoint some of you with no blog entry last night. My Mum and I had a full day and I was just pooped!
Our day started out with a trip to Ausable Chasm one of the oldest natural attractions in America. I have vague memories of going there as a young child when we used to live in Montreal and would often day-trip into New York State and Vermont regularly. So it was nice to go back and see something you kinda but not quite remember. My Mum says they've made a lot of changes, as some of the paths and lookouts used to be quite dicey. Needless to say it was BEAUTIFUL. I've got a small sample of the many pictures I took yesterday.
After we walked the lower half of the trails at Ausable Chasm I decided I did want to go tubing down the river after all. My Mum professed I had worn her out and was going to hang out at the car while I went. So I got into my swim suit and some grubby clothes. This time I walked the upper rim, which didn't have the magnificent views that the lower half had. Tubing down the river was really cool... and fun!
When I got back to the car and we were ready to head out my Mum had planed the next stage of our day. We took the ferry across the widest part of Lake Champlain to Burlington, Vermont. The ferry was pretty cool, I had never been on one before (this was a first for my car as well!). The scenery was beautiful and we chatted with a nice guy from Sudbury, I have to say we've run into a lot of Canadians the last four days. We got to Burlington too late in the day (it was getting near 5pm) to do any of the cool Museum-touristy things but we had dinner drove around, the city then took the long way back driving to the bridge crossing the lake and back to the Inn.
Today was our day to head home... but of course we took the long way! We drove out to Watertown, did a little shopping (I think both of us were a little too tired to truly shop), had a very late lunch and headed home. I finally crossed my doorstep after 8PM tonight.