July 29, 2008
Random Shots from the Past week
Spiderweb in the morning
Swans in North Cove
Sisson Family Cemetery in the woods
The Cemetery Wall
July 23, 2008
Jump in the bus! Let's go!
Just like old times...
Lord's Cove Paddle with Scott Martin
Scott and I went paddling in Lord's Cove.
Here is Scott with his awesome camera.
Going under a bridge.
3 little clouds
Scott taking a shot...
# little clouds with an osprey. This is the photo he was taking in the picture above.
Eagle coming in for a landing.
More VW's from Scott's Camera
Heath and Scott on the ferry
Setting up camp
Heather cooking hot dogs and sausages for dinner.
Hanging out after dinner.
Row of buses, with Scott's in the way back.
This bug was driven by the Russian Ambassador from 1965-1967.
Thimble Islands Paddle
A few weekends ago Steve took Julie and me to the Thimble Islands in Branford for a great paddle. We went past Great Island where we were lucky enough to visit when we were little with the Platt Nature Center.
Julie and Steve
Julie and Heather
Julie and a heron.
Very cool house.
Fun on the Beach
Lily and Shelby's sand art
Heath's Sand Sculpture
Sand pants- patent pending...
July 21, 2008
How cute is this?!
July 16, 2008
Lesson of the Week
Woodstock, CT VW Meet
We're off to Woodstock, CT for the 4th Annual CTVWA Volks Meet.
Here is the link to the CT Volkswagen Association: http://ctvwa.com/ so you can check out future events!
We took the Chester ferry across the river.
Scott Martin drive down from Canada for the event.
It was a beautiful ride on some unfamiliar backroads. A great way to have an adventure... a slow paced adventure.
We camped on Saturday night with a large group of VW Groupies. This was a nice chance to try out our brand new North Face Trailhead 6 tent. It is huge!!! Photo by Jim Rolston
We woke up to find many more VW's had arrived, and they just kept coming in!
We met up with friends, which was great! Here I am with Ann Rolston and her Kuvasz named Chandra. They live in Deep River. Photo by Jim Rolston
We also met some new friends! This is Bob and Janet and their dog Daisy. They have been married for 50 years and are seasoned VW travelers. The interior of their bus was the most efficiently designed and maintained I've ever seen, down to the simplest detail.
Here is the front of their bus; Bob hand painted the butterfly and flower.
And the back. How can you not Be Happy when you see this vehicle!
Alison came up mid morning and we enjoyed a great afternoon relaxing and checking out the scenery.
Here is our bus that won first place! Ok, we MAY not have won first place; BUT we didn't stay to hear them announce the winners, so it's POSSIBLE that we could have won and we just don't know it. Photo by Jim Rolston.
A row of buses; photo by Jim Rolston.
Buses from behind.
Mmmm... this one makes me think of Guinness.
As much as I prefer buses, I did manage to take some shots of the other VW vehicles that were on display.
Some Colorful Bugs
And a Bug with Attitude.
Many that were on display had some sort of theme or decoration. This was by far the one with the most accessories, including hydraulic what-cha-macallit's. (It lifted itself up and down.)
This was a GREAT show! Unfortunately, my camera battery died early in the day. Luckily, Scott was there and I was able to use his awesome camera for awhile. Those photos will be posted as soon as we receive a new power cord for our computer. Stay tuned!
July 14, 2008
Is this REAL?!
July 02, 2008
Trapper Nelson's Homestead from the air
This is what Trapper Nelson's homestead looks like. I was bored today, so I've been exploring the world on Google Maps. Zoom in and out to see how far up the Loxahatchee he was.
The white buildings near the center of the clearing are his cabin and his guest cabin. The group in the bottom left are his animal cages for his "petting" zoo. And the gray roof at the end of the little road was the picnic table area where he shot himself. Too much detail? More photos are in the blog post from our first trip in Florida, titled "Trapper Nelson's homestead".
July 01, 2008
Matt took us out on his boat this weekend. What fun!
These ospreys are used to the traffic in and out of the marina.
The Sun Heath
George, Self Portrait
Sunken Dock and Shed in Hamburg Cove
We went out for a Sunday morning Scoot... but the scooter stopped running. When this has happened before, we just wait a few minutes and it will start again.
Not this time...
I'll try! This will do it! mmmm....no.
Giving up.... We had to call in for back up. Nick came to pick me up, but we left George behind.
We got the scooter in the truck and took it back home to rest. George was able to get it started later in the day, so we'll be back on the road in no time. Please keep your phone on you in case we call for a pick up!