August 15th & 16th
|Mt. Philo, VT|
|"It's boring if you can't run!" -Wendy|
|The view of Lake Champlain|
Vermont is one of the most beautiful states. The interstate is deserted, snaking through green mountains. Each town is small, nestled beside a river with a single white church steeple in the middle. The first stop was Joseph Smith’s birthplace. There is such a sweet spirit there. Next we went to a cider press and Ben & Jerry’s. That place is sweet for a completely different reason.
Our campground was on the shore of Lake Champlain. We spent our second full day in Vermont climbing a short mountain (Mt. Philo), visiting a farmer’s market (Yum), and downtown Burlington. To be honest, the main purpose to visiting Burlington was to go to a Ben & Jerry’s shop. This had nothing to do with the previous day’s tour, I promise! Of all the towns we visited, of all the campuses, Burlington and U. of Vermont were my favorites. -James