I spent the first week of July 2009 hanging out with my family at our friends’ cabin on Butler Island, on Lake Champlain (on the Vermont side of the lake). We had a blast; our friends have twin 3-year-old boys who love hanging out with our son, who’s also three, and our 6-year-old daughter was happy to supervise. As you can see, their front yard has one heck of a view:
It was a fun vacation — there’s minimal internet access on the island and no power save a generator that we ran infrequently. It was great to unplug for a week, hang out with the family, and read a book (that book was The Dreaming Void by Peter F. Hamilton, if you’re curious).