Crack your own Geode

We picked up two crack-your-own geodes from Dinosaur State Park and thought a quiet Saturday afternoon would be a perfect time to crack them. Steps to cracked-geode goodness: Get two old socks and put the still-whole rocks inside them. Put the socks on the ground (preferably concrete or blacktop). Gently hit them with a hammer…

Dinosaur Tracks and NYPD for Brunch

July 15, 2012 – Today we headed down to Connecticut to visit Dinosaur State Park. The park preserves a series of dinosaur footprints currently protected and enclosed by the museum building. There are hundreds of other prints currently burried beneath soil; the state plans to unearth those tracks and enclose them in a giant dome,…

Well, that was an exciting 1000 miles

May 11-12, 2012 – Moving always brings its own challenges; packing, cleaning, sending stuff you actually did need with the movers (thank goodness for Walmart), and driving 1000 miles in just over a day.  The movers were pretty good, they just showed up an hour and half outside their two hour window.  But, we still…

Happy Anniversary! – Gettysburg and Driving

May 27, 2011 – Happy 5th anniversary to us! (NO, not Honest Abe.) This morning we toured the Gettysburg battlefield.  The first stop was the visitor center.  It was before 8am and the center was closed, but maps of the park were available outside.  There’s also a statue of Lincoln seated on a bench.  People…

Cheese, Syrup, and Traffic

August 22, 2010 – We ate breakfast at the Bagel Depot in St. Johnsbury, and then headed towards Cabot.  The bagels were good, though the garlic may have overpowered any other bagels it got near.  Still, breakfast, and coffee, were good. The Cabot Creamery is headquartered in Cabot, VT.  It’s a dairy cooperative with over…