Ready to visit Vermont? Then we’re off to Burlington. Often called the nation’s smallest city, Burlington Vermont offers a lively time beside the relaxing, beautiful countryside.
First we head to Battery Park and the yellow school bus parked near the curb. Beansie’s Bus is a permanent structure from April to November and dates back to 1944. Order a hot dog, burger, fries or a creamee and enjoy your treat from a park bench where you can take in the view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. For those with children, you’ll be happy to learn there is also a playground where the kids can play. Oh, and as you admire the lake, be sure to keep your camera handy in case you have a Champ sighting. Yes, did I mention that the lake has its own myth? My husband assures me that Champ lives and swims in the water and has been sighted by many a Vermonter.
Once you’re finished your food, head over to the Church Street Marketplace where the streets are closed to motor vehicles. Not ready to visit one of the many restaurants after your hot dot or burger?No problem, you can sit and people watch. Shoppers and browsers of all ages roam the market, and there’s plenty of outdoor seating for those who want to linger. Besides the eateries, you’ll discover a bounty of shops and tourists mixing with the locals. Of course, you won’t want to leave without a visit to Lake Champlain Chocolates or Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, just to name a couple of stores.
When you’re finished at Church Street, take a short walk and visit the UVM Campus. I bet you didn’t know The Huffington Post chose UVM in Burlington as one of the ten best places to go to college. Visitors are Jane.Welcome@uvm.eduwelcome to explore UVM's campus, recreation and athletic complex on their own or make an appointment.
When night rolls around, you can choose from Trivia, Comedy, or open mike all within a short distance of each other. Tired? There are plenty of hotels in the area. Rest up and enjoy your next day fishing or cruising on the lake. You can take the Ferry and maybe you’ll be lucky and snap a picture of Champ.
Nora LeDuc is author of ten published novels. Her latest and eleventh book, Dead Women Tell No Lies is available at Amazon. You can check out her website and drop her a line at www.noraleduc.com
Here is a little about her newest, Dead Women Tell No Lies:
Two months after her disappearance, a young woman's body turns up on a New Hampshire riverbank hundreds of miles from home. Now the murder victim’s identical twin, Rose Blue, tries to use her flawed psychic connection to her sister to solve the tragic case. HomicideDetective Luke Lennox is skeptical of her abilities and finds the mysterious newcomer a distraction. As the department’s latest hire, he has a lot to prove, and he’s learned from past experiences a personal involvement with Rose will only end in disaster. When a threatening message alerts Rose the murderer dreams of them together, Lennox must stay close to Miss Blue. With the clock ticking and a cunning killer always one step ahead, Luke reluctantly allows her close to him during his investigation. But can he protect her from the danger that lies ahead, or lose his heart and career in this deadly game of doubles?
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