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!