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My dad was visiting northern Vermont for a while so we wanted to coordinate a visit together. As Kyle was out of school and I had some time to take off, we had Fri Jun 25 through Mon Jun 28. My aunt Lucy kindly offered to let us stay at her house and to hang out at her cottage nearby. This worked out great for all of us. We spent most of Friday driving up and had a nice visit with Lucy and then dinner at Littleton Freehouse Taproom & Eatery.
Saturday morning we had a great breakfast at The Coffee Pot Restaurant and then headed down to Franconia Notch. We started at the Flume but didn’t think about having to make reservations. We made some for a bit later (as that time slot was sold out) and then headed over the Basin. After a some walking and photos, we stopped by the Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza historic site. Both of these were an enjoyable way to spend some time. Finally it was back to the Flume for our visit. This is always a nice spot. Kyle and I had been in 2016 while Kyle, Suzanne and I went way back in 2006 (when Kyle was so young). (I have been countless times as well.) While we had planned to stop for lunch, none of us were hungry after our big breakfast so we headed back to Littleton to change before heading to the cabin/camp. This was a great way to spend the afternoon and evening. Lucy and Ken made some great chicken and I tried kayaking for the first time, going around the lake with Lucy. We even did Smores around the fire.
On Sunday, we headed back to the lake after my run for a wonder breakfast. We spent most of the day just hanging out. Kyle did a bit of fishing, catching a couple of small perch. Mid-afternoon, we hit up a wonderful ice cream stand/truck outside of Lancaster. (The maple creamee was so good.) In the evening after dinner at the camp, it was back to Littleton where my dad and I had a couple of pints at Schiller’s which were quite good. Monday morning, we packed up for the drive home. It was a short weekend but was great to see my dad (Kyle got to see both grandpa and grammy as my mom came up from Florida Thursday for my cousin’s wedding on Jul 3) and to spend time with Lucy and Ken. Hanging by the lake was such a nice way to spend some time.