so, the summary, in pictures, since my brain is still mush:
bike trail along lake champlain. pretty much amazing:
hipsters playing bike polo in burlington:
shelburne museum was everything I expected and waaaaaaaay more:
(Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibit)
(antique motorcycle exhibit)
(Richard Saja exhibit, very very excellent)
(the pioneer house, my favorite, it even smelled like Little House on the Prairie)
(the antique quilts were so gorgeous, I can't imagine spending 20 years on a quilt, whoah)
then from there we went to the mad river pools (which were freeezing btw)
good eats at the original barn where american flatbread got its start (thanks for the tip sara!)
kayaking at Crystal Lake
the solar thing was a serendipitous theme, ben was reading about doing this
and I randomly picked up a book about doing this (thanks for the pretty flickr photo sprizee)
and then on a bike ride we met a woman who was turning this house into a fully LEED certified residence, complete with solar store on the first floor.
hmmmmm, time to get off the computer, shut off the a/c and go for dip in the creek. back to jewelry stuff tomorrow!