Sunday, September 30, 2012

Stowe and Smuggler's Notch

The ride up to Stowe resort from the town is a bit steep but breath taking. It gives you time to think about things. That could be that it was easier than talking. The climb got steeper and more narrow as we headed to Smuggler's Notch.
I have got a couple of chances to spend time in Vermont. Once, working at Rutland Medical Center as a traveling ICU nurse for 3 months and loved the bike rides and hikes we took.
Just as the leaves were reaching their peek colors, the rain started and in no time they were on the ground.
Burlington Vermont has a great campground on Lake Champlain along the bike path that we hope to return to someday.
I feel as if I hit the jackpot to have a partner in life that loves and aspires to the same things in life, riding our bikes, hiking and traveling. I guess that is what it is all about. Who knew?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall in Vermont and bridges

Mike is from Vermont and would always tell me how different the fall was there than Colorado. But the window for the viewing of the colors was short.
We flew into Burlington and picked up some bikes and rack at a local shop before heading to Rutland to see his family.
Then we stopped along the way at farmer's markets to get some homemade apple pie. Of course, we had to sample the cookies with the maple topping. But we always seem to feel the bike riding makes up for what we eat. Maybe not.

Cuenca, Ecuador

An Expat Destination The morning after returning to Quito we boarded an hour-long flight to Cuenca. Driving up the winding roads would have ...