Thursday, May 27, 2010

Burlington, VT

We drove into Burlington on Thursday, the 27th. Stopped at Wal-Mart to pick up Carol's prescriptions. What a convenient way to deal with the medications. I order them on-line and simply chose a store to where I want to pick them up.
After that I went grocery shopping at Hanafords. We stopped at a deli/bakery on the way to the campground got some great salads, cookies & pastries.
After arriving at the campground about 1:00, we took a short walk then sat on the beach. The weather is just perfect. Warm & sunny.
Saturday was a cool & cloudy day. About 9am we decided to head downtown anyway. It's about 1.5 miles from the campground. On Saturday there is a Green Market. We bought some bread & rolls then had a spring roll & egg roll. Carol got a few pieces of Lake Champlain Chocolate. Picked up a few items at the Market. There are statues of dairy cows throughout the downtown area. On top of one of the buildings is a sculpture of the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz movie. Just as we got back to the campground, about 12:30, it started to rain.
Sunday: Cool & cloudy. There was a marathon in town today so the multi-use trail was closed for the morning. We all walked down to the beach for a while. Besides that, stayed warm & dry and read our books. Gopher & I took several walks around the park.
Monday, Memorial Day. The weather is much nicer. Mostly sunny. There is smoke in the air from a large forest fire in Quebec. We walked downtown in the morning then I took Gopher for a long swim & a walk on the beach. By noon time, the campground was about emptied out. Most are going back to work in the morning. Not us!!
Birds kept coming around our site. I put bread and oatmeal out to feed them. There were two different groups. In both cases, the mother bird was feeding the young. One we identified as either the House or Lincoln Sparrow. The other group only showed up momentarily. See the pictures.
Tuesday: Run errands day. Did the laundry

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