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August 27, 2008

Silver Lake, Vermont

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This past weekend Alison took me up to Vermont to meet her cousin Nikki and her husband Jay for a weekend of camping.

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Their good friend Rich joined us;

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And Scott and Jaime, and their dogs Moose and Niko, who are Nikki and Jay's neighbors.

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We camped on Silver Lake near Goshen, VT.

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Look out point overlooking Lake Dunmore

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In the 1880's, Frank Chandler, missionary and owner of Silver Lake, built a road from Goshen to the lake through Leicester Hollow and erected a beautiful 50-60 room hotel/seminary at this site. Until it was abandoned in 1919, the hotel- with its motto of "Godliness, Holiness and Cleanliness"- offered respite and religious instruction. The hotel burned to the ground aound 1940. (From the information bulletin, Moosalamoo Association, www.moosalamoo.org)

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This is a view of our campsite from the lake and our beach where we spent the day.

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View to the lake from the campsite

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Silver Lake

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Native American History around Silver Lake

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The canoe provided great fun!

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Nikki, Jay and Alison off for a paddle.

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We lounged by the beautiful lake all day.

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Refreshing Margaritas...

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Floating...

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Night canoeing

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Alison and Moose

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Jelly Antler Fungus

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Campsite in the morning

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Cooking breakfast

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Also breakfast, due to necessity. We had to get rid of as much weight as possible so we wouldn't have to carry it out. It had to be finished.

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Pretty field

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August 20, 2008

Camping with George's Family at Hammonassett

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Group Campsite

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Around the campfire

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Fun at the beach

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Hana toasting a marshmellow

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Lily, Noah and Aiden

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Mermaid Noah

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Mia

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Kevin, Mia and Robyn playing washers

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Robyn and Lily in the bus

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Robyn as an octopus

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Aiden catching jelly fish

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Donna giving scooter rides

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August 11, 2008

A Day at the Shooting Range

Julie and Melissa invited me to go along with them to the New Haven Sportsman's Club for some shooting. Our friend Wolfgang has been a member there for about 3 years; this was our first time but I think you'll agree that we all look like naturals.

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Melissa

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Julie

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Heather

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First was this gun, which shot 22 calibur bullets.

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Julie shooting a revolver. I knew I wanted to try that next.

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Loading it...

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Then I saw the 45 automatic and headed straight for that. That made a pretty big noise.

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This gun shot 223 caliber bullets, and made the biggest bang. It was the most fun to shoot out of all the ones we tried at the 50 yard range. Then we we taken to the 100 yard range to try...

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The Semi Automatic AR 15. This is the civilian version of the gun the US Military uses. It is awesome. As you will see in this video:

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August 10, 2008

Our New Boat: Feather

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This is our new Boston Whaler Super Sport. It is the most fun!

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Mom and Dad came out on Saturday;

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And an evening cruise through Seldon's with Alison was the best way to end the day.

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August 06, 2008

Celebration!

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Melissa, Julie and I got together on Thursday evening, July 31st to celebrate our last day working for RDT. No more commuting to Boston!

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