Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Enjoying Vermont.

We arrived in Essex Junction Vermont on July 9th.  We have been working on Parking Team stuff and doing a little sightseeing.

This has been our temporary site for the past week and half.  Tomorrow we will move to the area where the parking team will be parked.

We have enjoyed several happy hours and group dinners with other Escapee members.  This is such an awesome group of people. 

Molly, Bob, Duane, Jean, Terry and Rick.
Roger and Barb.
Terry, Rick, Howie, Norah, John and Lora.
Burgers and Brats....Yummy.

Clam Bake.  (Bob and Jim)
Jim trying on his chili pepper costume for the chili cook off.
Ok, I think it will work. LOL

Last Friday we met up with fellow RVers Jim and Linda whom we had not seen in seven years.  We drove to Middlebury and had lunch with them.  So good to see them and catch up.   Safe travels Jim and Linda. We hope to see them again real soon.  Seven years was too long. 

Jim and Linda. 

Sunday, Roger and Barb joined John and I on a road trip to Stowe, VT.  The scenery is just beautiful here. On our list of stops was Von Trapp Family Lodge, the Ben & Jerry's Factory, Morse Maple Farm and lunch at The Blue Donkey. 

Von Trapp Family Lodge. 

The grounds of the lodge is beautifully manicured.  Lots and lots of flowers.

The family cemetery on the grounds.

The line at Ben & Jerry's was so long we decided not to stay.  We toured the "Flavor Graveyard" and took a few photos then proceeded on our way to lunch at the Blue Donkey.

John waiting for us to finish touring the "Flavor Graveyard".

The cartering truck parked out back of the Blue Donkey Restaurant.
Lunch. The burger was good but needed more seasoning. 

Yesterday we had thunderstorms on and off all afternoon.  We were without power for a little while.  Today we had cooler temperatures and no rain.  John and Roger worked on marking the areas for parking RVs and finishing up a sign for the entrance to the expo grounds. 

It will be an early day tomorrow.  We have to be up and ready to work for 7:30 a.m.  Only 21 rigs arriving tomorrow, mostly advanced Parking Team Staff.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Fun with Friends.

Our time here at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge has come to an end.  We will be heading out to Essex Junction,VT this weekend to volunteer at the Escapees Rally.  We have enjoyed our time here and will miss everyone.

Last week our friends Barb and Bob Williams stopped in to visit with us for a couple of days.  We had fun playing ladder golf, sequence and, of course, 10 Penny.  Bob hammered us on 10 Penny.  

Bob, Barb and John. 

John giving Gypsy a snack. 

Barb and Gypsy.

Bob and Barb joking around. 

Getting ready to hit the road again. 

Travel safe my friends til we meet again. 

Wednesday of this week our friends Barb and Roger Maxey arrived for a visit. We will be traveling on to the rally together.  Today we all took a road trip to West Point Military Academy and enjoyed a picnic lunch on the grounds. 

Barb, Roger and John.

One of the views from the picnic table....

....and another.

After our picnic we stopped at the Cadet Chapel.  This is such a huge beautiful building. 

Now that is some organ.

Here are a few more highlights of our tour of West Point.

Barb and Roger.
John and me.

The plan was to leave tomorrow for Vermont but the forecast shows rain all day so we will leave on Sunday.   Escapades here we come. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.