Vermont or Remont as Colin likes to call it, is full of fun. We learned how to fish which taught the words "fising rod", casting out the line, reeling in a fish, patience because fishing requires it, "bait" as in worms because fresh water fish like to eat them. We learned the difference between fresh water and salt water. We learned tons of things on our vacation.
We drove in NJ, NY and Vermont so we learned that NJ is the Garden State, NY is the Empire State and Vermont is the Green Mountain State. I showed them on a map where the three states were and how we drove there (a puzzle map of the US)
We learned Vermont is where maple syrup is made. We ate maple butter and it is now a favorite of Colin. (I have always loved it!)
Cormac learned to jump in the water and go totally under. I mean with NO FEAR!! He went from not wetting his face or head to launching himself into the deep end with me or Frank waiting for him. And he doesnt know how to swim yet!
But most of all we had fun. Lots of fun with lots of family. Both my sisters and their families came with us. My Uncle Bill and Aunt Lee hosted us all at their home. We couldn't have had better hosts. I love and look forward to every 4th of July spent in the mountains. I can't remember how many years we have been going but I am pretty sure it is more than 11 at this point. To see all nine cousins all together for an extended amount of time is great. The boys were fascinated to wake up every morning and see everyone together. Colin said he wanted to live there forever with everyone!
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