Thanksgiving Morning Ramble

I headed out first thing today for an early Thanksgiving morning ride down to the river. It was a chilly 22F/-6C as I headed out the door. This area is called Retreat Meadows, which I’ve featured before in winter, populated with ice shanties. No shanties yet, but there was a thin film of ice on the water. Won’t be long now.

A new sign has been added since I last stopped here, describing the history of the area. You can read the details on the sign, but in short, this area used to be farmland for the Abenaki, the first residents of Vermont. Seems appropriate to feature this on this particular day.

After the ride, time to head up and visit my father in law in assisted living, then home to eat too much turkey and watch mediocre football teams play.

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US. And Happy Thursday to everyone!

Retired guy who likes to ride his bike in Vermont.

8 response to "Thanksgiving Morning Ramble"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: November 25, 2021

    Happy Thanksgiving, Bob! I celebrated with my family here in Germany, too. More when I get around to posting again! That turkey takes its toll!

    • By: BobinVT Posted: November 26, 2021

      Thank you! Great that you got to celebrate with your family!

  2. By: NancyG Posted: November 25, 2021

    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Thursday to All. No ride for me today as the rain is thickly falling for just about the entire day. I am getting in some riding this month, but not much to stop for photos of for posting. That will come again soon. On to December!

    • By: BobinVT Posted: November 26, 2021

      It’s definitely tougher to stop for photos when the weather is cold or wet. The most important thing is you got out for a ride though! And I wonder what challenge December will bring?

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 25, 2021

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Bob, and Happy Thursday everyone!
    That is a really ingenious bike rest/boulder the Sokoki Abernaki people chiseled out thousands of years ago you are taking advantage of — so take ‘that’! Karl von Drais or Pierre Lallement or who ever.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: November 26, 2021

      Yes those early indigenous cyclists were pretty clever. And built to last too!

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 26, 2021

    Happy turkey eating festival. I’m still wondering why people put a tent on top of freezing ice lake and wait around for hours to pull in a smelly fish. But hey, what ever floats your boat.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: November 26, 2021

      We’ll, there’s also the lake-chilled beer. That helps.

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