It's hard to believe that our visit here with our Winooski, Vermont kids is almost at an end. We leave tomorrow for Las Vegas. It will be a bitter sweet goodbye. Bitter because goodbyes are always sad. Sweet because we will be going to visit our LV kids. It is a rare occasion that the we will be able to see both of them albeit not together, on the same day. We are scattered as the fall leaves.
During the last two weeks, we have visited the lovely city of Montreal Canada, enjoyed a cozy white Thanksgiving in Winooski, and pet sat for Misty and Balou, while Jess and Garyn traveled to Cape Code for Jessica's birthday.
Montreal - Old, New, and Lovely
The city was dressed up for the opening of the season. The skycap was one of contrasts, old, new, spires, towers, and steeples.
We enjoyed the exceptionally balmy day in the low 50's, and the sunshine as we walked all around the town.
As the sun began to set, we ducked into the underground shopping malls which are simply aMAZing. They are several stories deep and are all interconnected, one after another.
I am glad the kids knew their way around because without our GPS, we would probably still be trying to find our way out! We spent Saturday evening in the bar at the Sheraton, sharing wine, cheese, and fruit.
The excursion to Canada was short but sweet.
Winooski - White Thanksgiving
|Nature's Ice Art|
We awoke the day before Thanksgiving to a snowplow rumbling down the street. We peeked out from our second story window to see a beautiful white blanket of snow that had silently fallen from the sky as we slept.
Jessica brined the Thanksgiving turkey overnight in a five gallon bucket which we chilled in the land cruiser (LC). LC has taken our family on many trips, but brining a turkey was the first.
Thanksgiving was wonderful, snowy white on the outside, warm and cozy on the inside. Garyn and Jessica worked on their tiling project in the basement family room, we watched endless football games, and stuffed our selves as all good Americans do on this day.
|Garyn, turkey, and Jess - First Thanksgiving Dinner|
Goodbye Vermont, Hello Las Vegas.
|Russ and Misty working off the turkey, Lake Champlain Causeway|
All is well with the 2 Travel R's