Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cluefest 7

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Cluefest is an annual scavenger hunt that takes place in New Haven. We last took part four years ago. Along with Russ and Steph, we drove around the neighborhoods of New Haven and took part in various activities on this hot and humid day. The rather cryptic clues took us to areas we had never been to before. We took part in horse shoe throwing and a little boxing at a local boxing club. After 3 hours we headed to the finish line for food and drinks. We left early so we never found out who won. It's unlikely that it was us.
Here are the teams gathering for the start of the hunt.
Here we are in front of a piece of steel from the World Trade Center towers. As with many cities, it stands as a memorial.
Russ pummels a bag at a local boxing club.This photo doesn't do my boxing skills any justice. There were some hard hits but somehow Jen didn't photograph those.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Little Pot

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Jen found this great little flower pot in a shop in Middlebury, Vermont. Its best feature is that it has three legs. It's currently doing a great job displaying flowers from Jenny's garden.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 4th - Champlain Valley Alpacas

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So we took a little break from posting but here we are back with lots of photos. For the 4th of July weekend we made a last minute decision to head up to Vermont and to our favorite Alpaca farm - Champlain Valley Alpacas. Last October we were there and had some exciting Cria births (link). This also gave us the opportunity to bring our scooter along - it was the longest trip that we have towed the trailer on but it fared well on the highways.
Here's Jen ready to head off towards the Appalachian mountains in the distance.
We stayed in the old farm house up the road but we scooted down to visit the alpacas on numerous occasions. Look this waySmileWe called this one MJ, after Michael Jackson. Just like the king of pop this alpaca seems to suffer from vitiligo. Skinny necks and woolly headsJen and the scooter on a ferry. Crossing Lake Champlain from New York state back to Vermont.Fireworks at Ticonderoga, NY