Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wrapping Up Time With Family…Moving Onto Vermont

Our family time came to an end when we left for Vermont on Monday. We had a busy week in which I neglected to take many photos :(  Most of our time was spent with Rick’s mom, Denise, catching up on all the “happenings”. We shared a couple meals with his brother Jean-Luc and SIL Linda. We also got to see niece Katie, who was home from California for a visit. At no time did I remember to pull out my camera…or even my phone! Sorry guys!

Mid week we took a day trip to Montreal to visit his Aunt Rita in the hospital and join his cousins for lunch. I got a poor quality phone picture at the restaurant. From left to right, Denise, Michel, Monique, Marc and Rick.


The food was good and we left with promises to keep in touch and see them our next time through.

On Sunday, we were invited to friends Troy and Dee Anne who we hadn’t seen in 20+ years. They had just moved back to the area from the Houston area after many years. Troy was born here but Dee Anne is from Texas so this is a new life for her. They and their daughter, Amelia, have just built a beautiful new home and we got to spend the day getting reacquainted. We had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal with Troy breaking in his new Weber grill :)

Dee Anne and Denise


Rick and Troy


We hit the road bright and early Monday morning at 10:20 :) We had a long, hard 95 mile drive ahead of us :)

After stopping for diesel in St. Albans, we pulled into the Maplewoods Campground in Johnson, VT early afternoon. What a gem! This is a brand new campground that opened last year. It was the dream of the owners to have a campground in the mountains and now, it is reality. The views are magnificent!



Even the bathrooms are picturesque :)


Yes, I believe we’re going to like it here :) Thanks for stopping by. Turtle


  1. Glad you got time with Rick's Family!! Now the migration continues. We will hit Wells, ME tomorrow:o)) Less than 2 weeks and the fun begins!!!

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails....

  2. What a lovely campground. Will put that on our list!

  3. When a campground is the result of a dream of its owners, I find that they have a charm that is missing from other campgrounds ... I'll be pinning it for future ref.

  4. Looks like a nice place to hunker down for a few days (or longer but not this time, eh?!) See you soon...both Dan and I are getting the "itch"! Safe travels.

  5. Glad you both are doing good and enjoying your travels up towards Maine. We've put Maplewoods Campground on our list too.

  6. Don't they have that snow stuff up where you're headed? Don't stay too long or you'll be giving a snow shovel a workout... ;c)

    Snow or not, that is a really nice campground.

  7. Sounds like you've had a wonderful time with family and friends. We are in Vermont too about 150 miles south of you. Sure am loving the temperatures here. Maplewood looks like a great place.

  8. Glad to have you here, we enjoyed meeting you and Rick the other evening. Dave is now off for the rest of the week, hope we can get together again while you're here.


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