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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

Posted by Heather at August 27, 2008 01:52 PM

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