For Colin’s family reunion we took a trip to Ludlow, Vermont a few weeks ago.
One of the first things we did was a short hike. We chose the White Rocks recreation area near East Wallingford, VT.
The coolest part about the hike was reaching the ice beds. It’s pretty much a big rock slide under which ice forms during the winter. It stays cool enough under the rocks that it doesn’t melt in the summer. As soon as we stepped in front of the rocks there was an ice cool breeze. The temperature went from feeling like it was 85 degrees to about 65 degrees.
The next day we visited Hildene, the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln. Very pretty, very east coast.
The best part about it, was one of Abraham Lincoln’s stovepipe hats. Of his seven hats, I believe it’s one of two left remaining.
Another highlight of the trip was riding on an alpine slide for the first time.
I probably looked exactly like this (only female and a bit older), but with the same confused look of fun and fear of losing my life: