Bike ride down by the waterfront
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November 18th, 2007 – by: smhirsch
From the campus, we headed into a residential neighborhood that took us down to the waterfront. We took a small path off the road and Auri took me through a few trees to this place she loves. It's a handicap accessible tree house! It was really cool...beautifully made and just a really nice idea. There's a ramp so you can get to it from the path, and then the land drops off so the tree house is actually around 20 feet up in a tree. There are some cute little hand crafted benches inside and I just love the overall idea of it.
From there we passed by a playground and then rode down into a little cove where there were a bunch of dogs chasing balls thrown by their owners into the water.
We continued to follow the path around the water's edge, passing by beautiful beach areas, more people out running/playing with dogs and a few more bikers. When we came around a turn, I saw some stones that were sticking out of the ground. Auri told me it was a sundial. Pretty cool...except that it was in the shade...
We made our way down to the Burlington waterfront area where there's a nice boardwalk kind of thing, with swinging benches made of recycled materials.
We got back to Auri's apartment around an hour and a half after we left, and still no Eli. So we showered and got cleaned up...I packed up my stuff and then we just hung around for a bit. Eli called and said they were on their way...an hour and a half later, Eli and Tamara showed up. Haha. Anyway, since it was kind of chilly out and it was around 1pm already, we headed over to the Burlington Bay Market and Cafe for some soup. They let us sample their pumpkin and squash bisque, lobster bisque and clam chowder. They were all amazing. The lobster bisque was so buttery, I almost decided that I liked lobster (which I do not).
After lunch, Eli and Tamara took off and Auri and I went over to visit my Aunt Toby (Eli and Aurina's mom) at the Burlington Sheraton. She was there for a craft show, showing off the blown glass work that my uncle and her do. There were a lot of really beautiful glass balls and glasses there...as well as some new sun catchers stamped with pictures they just came out with recently. We said a quick hello to my aunt and then took a look around at all the very cool, unique and expensive crafts at the show. I got some maple sugar candy for my roommates and some maple walnut fudge for Auri and me to eat. It just melted in my mouth. Good stuff.
After an hour or so, it was time for me to head back to Syracuse after a very fun weekend. I'm definitely heading back to Burlington sometime soon.
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