I'm enroute to Maryland. But yesterday and today were days for saying goodbye, as I'll be on the road for six weeks. Friday evening, Lila and I took a last walk along Lake Champlain in Burlington. On the way we passed the Echo Center -- home to prom night for South Burlington High School last night.
We then walked along the Burlington lakefront and enjoyed the sunset, before heading to Burlington Bay Cafe for creamees!
This morning, our staff (Betsey, Peggy, and I) and Lila had breakfast at the Oasis Diner in downtown Burlington. It's where Lila and I eat every Saturday morning. If you ever come to Burlington, you have to stop at the Oasis. Connie, our regular waitress was just back from a Caribbean cruise and looked about as crisped as our toast.
We then walked over a block to the Burlington farmers market -- held every Saturday from May to October in City Hall Park. It's a great place to meet people, and get good food, flowers, and craft items. During my trip, I have no doubt that I'll be reporting on other outdoor markets. Take a look at a 360 degree panoramic image of City Hall Park by clicking on the link below. Then run the small file. I'll be posting other panoramic shots during the upcoming Route 50 trip.
Use this link for panoramic image. (Did you notice Peggy with her Route 50 tote bag!)
Ran into Art Hogan at City Hall Park. Art, now retired, served as Director of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission for many years. He was very gracious to me when I first moved up to Vermont in 1988 to work as Director of Local & Regional Planning Assistance in the Vermont Dept. of Housing & Community Affairs. Art and other Rotarians were busy working today to spruce up City Hall Park.
Speak to you next from Maryland!