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An ice cool summer breeze and abraham lincoln’s stovepipe hat August 20, 2009

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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.

White Rocks, Ice Beds Hike

White Rocks, Ice Beds Hike

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.

Colin, cooling off

Colin, cooling off

OMG its bigfoot1!!

OMG its bigfoot1!!

View of the valley and rocks

View of the valley and rocks

The next day we visited Hildene, the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln. Very pretty, very east coast.

Hildene, view from the gardens

Hildene, view from the gardens

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.

Lincolns stovepipe hat

Lincoln's stovepipe hat

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:

Alpine slide

Weeeeeeeee

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One Response to “An ice cool summer breeze and abraham lincoln’s stovepipe hat”

  1. Gene Leganza Says:

    Sounds nice! I love Vermont, as the bumper stickers say. My wife and I do at least a long weekend a little southwest of Ludlow every year. The Green Mts are subtle and (IMO) more beautiful than NH’s rugged White Mts.


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