Hi again everyone. Gizmo
I'm told we all have a mission in life. Some of us are born to be
herd dogs, some hunting dogs, and some to help guide the blind.
Others are bred to be guard dogs, drug seeking sniffers or brandy
Then there's Utah. Bred as a purebred English Springer Spaniel, his
springing ability, strong nose and gentle mouth allegedly make him a
perfect bird dog. NOT !!!
Seems his lot in life has deteriorated to being a kitten rounder
upper. Kate's kitten Kumbah, being only 10 weeks old, is not yet
permitted to explore the outside, a fact Kumbah does not
understand. He hides in waiting just looking for any door to open.
Before a human can react, Kumbah darts through the narrow opening
looking for the new world. Of course the sudden movement is all Utah
needs. The chase - roundup begins. Within moments the kitten is
pinned to the ground and held (not too gently) for Mom or Dad to
return him to the house.
This is a career choice ?
PS Utah got the big snip snip last week. Unfortunately there has
been no personality change.
luscious, sweet strata that's made slightly savory with the addition of
shredded sharp cheddar cheese. The strata can be assembled and
1 loaf soft French or Italian bread*, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 eggs, beaten
1 cup light brown sugar
½ cup melted butter
||Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Combine the bread, pineapple and cheese in a large bowl. Beat the eggs, sugar and butter together in another bowl. Fold egg mixture into the bread mixture and spread all in the prepared baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until puffed and golden.
Makes 12 servings.
North Hero- July 13 - August 27,
Hermann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions, world famous for their equestrian ballet, are in residence each summer in the scenic Champlain Islands of Vermont. The Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria are among the oldest breeds of horses in the world. They perform in a new arena in Knight Point State Park, a 55-acre preserve with a sandy beach and nature trails. Lipizzan horses perform in outdoor arena. Islands Center at Knight Point State Park (Knight Point State Park, Route 2), Thursday 5 pm, Friday 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday 2:30 pm. -
The dancing white stallions have thrilled
audiences with their "airs above the ground" for decades and the family has owned and trained horses for 300 years. The Lipizzan is a rare and unique breed; its history and culture is known worldwide. The Walt Disney movie The Miracle of the White Stallions, depicting General George S. Patton saving them at the end of World War II from certain extinction, created an even greater world-wide interest in the Lipizzaner breed. Had it not been for Patton, there would be no Lipizzans today.
Audiences are welcome to visit the horses before and after performances.
A New Experience
When we reach the 60's it's naturally more difficult to live a new
experience. Yet my family found a unique way for me to celebrate
Blindfolded I was placed in a car and driven for 45
minutes to (what turned out to be Grand Isle) to meet a former Delta
pilot who operates airborne tours from his lakefront property.
After a short introduction and instructions we boarded his WW II era
Piper Cub pontoon plane and quickly took off. Within moments I was
flying "solo". Well, not completely solo. Not only was he sitting
behind me just in case, but my size, combined with the plane's lack
thereof resulted in my being unable to straighten my legs so as to
operate the foot controls. We quickly crossed the lake heading to
Fairfax so I could buzz the inn. Much to my surprise, it was not
quite as easy to navigate by sight as I had imagined. However, I
finally succeed and made several passes.
We then returned to the lake for a little sightseeing, flying at
altitudes as high as a thousand and as low as 100 feet. Though wind
conditions slightly increased my difficulties in control it really
was not a problem.
Viewing Vermont from the air gave a completely different perspective
of my surroundings. I saw farms, buildings, water and structures
near the inn I never knew were there. I followed the Lamoille River
for the first time and saw some magnificent homes.
I hope some of our guests in the coming months will take the
opportunity to view Vermont from the air and definitely recommend
it. Costs are quite moderate and families and/or couples can split
the time. For more information, here's a link to Doug's web site
PS My time in the air is "official" should I want to get my
VERMONT EVENTS July 2006
2006 Ferrari Street Festival,
July 14th - Burlington The King Street Youth Center presents an array of Ferraris along Church Street. Church Street Marketplace (2 Church Street, 2J), Parade, 11:45 am Display, noon-4 pm. 802-863-1648 Web
44th Annual North Hero Antique Show and Sale
7/21/06 - 7/22/06, North Hero
Includes dealers of jewelry, glassware, furniture, antique linens, and collectables. North Hero Elementary School (Route 2), Friday, 10-5 pm Saturday, 10-4 pm. Admission. 802-372-6034
Vermont Quilt Festival
June 29 - July 2 - Essex Junction Thread your way to the beautiful Lake Champlain Valley for a delightful experience for the whole family. Be dazzled by some 400 breath taking new and antique quilts, enjoy workshops with noted quilt artists and entertaining free gallery talks and demos, and shop the colorful display of wares in the merchant malls. Bring the kids for the fun kids program and bring your quilts to be appraised..
- The Montreal International
Fireworks Competition was founded in 1985 at La Ronde,
Québec's largest amusement park, created for Expo '67. Each year about eight teams from various countries compete for putting on the most impressive pyromusical display for a minimum of 30 minutes. This extremely popular event is allegedly watched by nearly two and a half million people who have a good view from various spots in the Montreal city limits. Paid seats at La Ronde. Other good viewing points are Jacques Cartier bridge (closed to traffic for the duration), along the banks of the St Lawrence and in
Old Montreal; Date: 17 June to 29 July 2006;
Just For Laughs
- Two decades ago Gilbert Rozon
wanted to gather together people with funny bones, and now
Just For Laughs is a multiple-venue, four-day affair drawing
some 1.7 million spectators every summer. Craig Ferguson, O’Comics, Jason Alexander and John Cleese Highlight This Year’s Galas. JUST FOR LAUGHS WELCOMES BACK JOHN PINETTE, MARGARET CHO, AND BILL COSBY. Call (514)
790-HAHA for more information. July 13-23rd