Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

A Visit

Friends from Maryland came to visit on Monday afternoon and stayed until Wednesday morning. We haven't seen them since moving to NH in 2020.

Fran and Ray

They got to experience the Memorial Day program here in town including the hot dog lunch.  We then took then to VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science) to see the turtles, raptors, owls, and other birds unable to survive in the wild after being injured. Sorry no photos of those, but there's a wonderful canopy walkway there that starts on the ridge, so no climbing to get to it, and heads into the trees as the land falls away below your feet.

Eventually we were 40 feet in the air. There's a web to experience and we designated Dan to climb in.  No coaxing required.

Getting out was trickier than getting in.

The walkway then leads to a tree house - 100 steps up! Fran opted out.

The view of the Quechee River was stunning.

After a thirst stop outside the entrance gate, we headed east and took a walk onto the bridge over the Quechee River Gorge.  We could hear these falls from the treehouse.

Then it was on to Lebanon for dinner at the Three Tomatoes Restaurant.

A wonderful day was had by all.