Daily Breeze, Monday June 17
Posted on June 17, 2013
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
We are likely to experience cloudy skies today with a 40% chance of precipitation and perhaps a thunderstorm. The afternoon will reach 78 degrees, falling to 55 degrees overnight. A good day to catch up on your reading!
Happy Monday! We are excited to see a few familiar faces checking in today at Basin Harbor. From Falmouth, ME we welcome Sarah & Michael Payson for a week of fun with the whole family. Maria Lines and family are back at the harbor, trading in some Palo Alto, CA heat for a mild-weathered stint in Vermont. How lovely to see all your smiling faces!
Basin Harbor sends out a warm welcome to the Lamoille North Supervisory Union, who are here on property for a two-day retreat. LNSU supports the education system of Lamoille County in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and we are proud to host them during their retreat.
It’s easy to avoid a case of the Mondays here at Basin Harbor, and a rainy day is no exception!
Our Nature and Art Guru Abbey welcomes you back to the Nature Center, located at the bottom of the Homestead building. Come on inside to peruse informative displays about shipwrecks, geology, Champ lore, wild edibles, and more! See what project Abbey is currently working on and ask her some questions about the local flora and fauna. Grab your hiking and biking guides, as well as a property trail map, and plan a little adventure.
Despite all the spring showers we have been experiencing this year at the Harbor, our dedicated gardeners still managed to plant the thousands of colorful flowers that BHC is so famous for. We have the largest display of annuals in Vermont, in fact! Take a stroll through any of our six large gardens, and stop in the Chef’s Garden just outside the dining room to catch a whiff of the culinary herbs, scented geraniums, and fragrant edibles that are used to garnish your dinner plate.
If the weather is keeping you from getting out on the water, you can still get your lake fix by paying a visit to our next door neighbor, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum! There, you can explore all kinds of fascinating displays about lake history, boats and boatbuilding of past and present, replicas, and a plethora of maritime-inspired artwork. The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
You might opt to spend a mellow afternoon indoors in the Champlain Lounge with a good book, or a board game with friends and family. See the front desk about renting games, and visit Constantin at the Champlain Lounge bar for a glass of wine or a cocktail to enjoy by the fire.
Who doesn’t love watching a movie on a drizzly evening? We’ve got one in store for you tonight in the Club Room, so come on by at 9pm and catch a flick.
Quote of the Day
“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.”