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Hoopin' with ZIRCADIA and a weekend in northern VT

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The bf and I went to Vermont last weekend and on the way stopped to see ZIRCADIA. We didn't have much time, but there was enough to take a really nice walk along the water and try hooping.

Dana's a very good teacher, and was correct that given the proper equipment and coaching both of us managed to keep one up long enough for a photo.

What fun to finally meet in person - I think we've been corresponding for something like 3 years!

The rest of the weekend was spent in northern Vermont with his friends where we kayaked

found mushrooms

(the bf gathered an large quantity of chanterelles that we ate on Saturday but I don't have photos of them)

saw vultures

(there are three in this picture - can you spot them?)

went to swimming holes

had a lunch in Quebec

and played music and hung out with his friends who live so far off the grid they use a nice outhouse that overlooks their garden (the part featuring an impressive collection of enormous plants), and they use a bicycle attached to a pump to fill a water tank in the attic.

So of course I requested to get to do the pumping, because when else was I going to have the opportunity to do spinning for an actual PURPOSE? It took 175 calories to fill the tank from 1/4 to full, according to my Polar HR monitor. LOL

I also got to help pound an ash log for making basket strips, which was pretty cool.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LILPIXIE55 8/13/2013 8:31AM

    Awesome what a great weekend :D

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    What a fun time you had! emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 8/2/2013 7:45PM

    Sounds like a good time, and love the pictures! Thanks for sharing

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CARRIE1948 8/1/2013 11:15AM

    Sounds like a good weekend

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WATERMELLEN 7/31/2013 8:22PM

    What a great time you are having . . .thanks for sharing with the pics. And so glad you managed to slide briefly into Canada!! Quebec is one of my fave parts!

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WATERDIAMONDS 7/31/2013 7:20PM

    You always have so much FUN!!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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LESLIELENORE 7/31/2013 2:23PM

    Pedaling with purpose sounds good to me. Sounds like you had a lovely time. How awesome!

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GRACEANNE46 7/31/2013 1:56PM

    Sounds like you had a great time. What a beautiful area. I am envious ( except for the outhouse).
The bike to pump water sounds pretty cool.

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JACKSGRAN 7/31/2013 10:55AM

    Oh what fun you had! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/31/2013 8:46AM

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DDOORN 7/31/2013 8:26AM

    Always so awesome when super Sparkers such as yourself and ZIRCADIA catch up in "real" time with each other! Sounds like a lovely time in the pedal action set up for water! :-)


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KANOE10 7/31/2013 8:24AM

    Looks like a great trip. I loved the photos.

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WENDYWITKOSKI 7/31/2013 8:13AM

    That sounds like a lot of fun!

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ZIRCADIA 7/31/2013 8:12AM

    How nice to see the rest of your beautiful trip! Yay! :D It was so wonderful to meet you! :)

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KATHIC2 7/31/2013 7:51AM

  My kind of vacation! What fun!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/31/2013 6:57AM

    Wow, how much fun! Thanks for the photos, it looks like a PERFECT, fun, activity-filled weekend!

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ANGELFMABV 7/31/2013 6:46AM

    Sounds like you had a great time.

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NEW-CAZ 7/31/2013 3:49AM

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BHEALTHY4ME1 7/31/2013 12:44AM

  What fun!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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