Yesterday the weather was fantastic and I hit the bike path. I couldn't believe how shallow the lake is. And Lake Champlain is one big lake but wow what a noticeable difference from just two or three weeks ago. I explored on the north end when it ended and rode around on some side roads I hadn't been on that were near the lake. Ironically I could see where a lot of the flooding happened last year. I got 25 miles in and had an excellent ride.
Nothing like summer on the lake
These are to show first - repaired sidewalk from massing flooding last year. The marathon route
had to be changed. Now there is a "beach" extending out into the lake where the water was so high. This was true all along the lake.
This is another place where the bike path was destroyed but now there is a huge beach.
I knew when we got home we were going to go to Field Days. My husband had had one of his tractors taken out for the opening parade. My favorite part was the sheep! I managed to eat some junk fair food while I was there including a maple doughnut and a maple creemee. Yum!
My husband likes tractors like I like biking and running.
Before I left DC we went on an early morning monument run so I could see them lit up. I have been wanting to do this forever and EMily got up early with me so we could. We timed it well so we could come back along the river which is more fun than on the streets of the city. Then it was time to pack up, head for the airport and back home to Vermont (where I will say the weather was perfect when I arrived. Perfect!) The pictures aren't great but another thing I did before I left - broke my camera - my new camera I got in June to replace the one I got in April because I broke one in Maine. Running with a camera (or biking) can be hazardous to the camera.
Before I left we also managed to eat some really good pizza (Mellow Mushroom) and cupcakes (Baked and Wired.)
I also have a race report - actually about Emily's Saturday race which I will be posting at some point.