Category: Vermont

Echo Lake Vermont 2019

We took a page out of the first-generation’s playbook to celebrate the start of year 17 for Ahab and I.

Step 1: Find a cabin (with no service)

Step 2: Trick some friends to join you

Step 3: Play a lot of card games

Step 4: Have a little too much fun

Step 5: Center it around a lawn gnome that makes it all possible


We did a lot of adventuring on this trip, but in true first-generation fashion, we didn’t take any pictures. Okay, obviously I am not a saint and we took one. Besides that, all we have from this trip are stories that will be “big-fished” each time they are remembered and shared!

The Bennington Battle Monument Vermont 2016

Fun fact: The Bennington Battle Monument is exactly 303 feet, 7.5 inches taller than Captain Ahab. Though Ahab’s been cross-training for the 417 step ascent, we were relieved to make our way to the observation deck with a little help from the world’s lawn-gnome-friendliest elevator operator for a tristate view of the foliage and interactions with new friends. We’re excited to have checked off this first stop on our tour of Vermont’s Historic Sites, so stay tuned for more!