So we started off yesterday with some coffee and hanging out and then went on a mission to check another thing off of the list of things to do in Burlington. Wren had told us that it would be awesome to go to Lake Champlain and play a sweet game he invented, Standing Up Sticks, and look for Champ, the monster who lives in the lake.
On the way there we stopped for breakfast a restaurant called Nunyuns, which turned out to be really delicious. Ben had a fancy sandwich, Wren had a good-looking burrito, and I had skeggs. You may be wondering what that is - well, it is a fabulous breakfast invention that I wish I had thought of a long time ago. It was a potato skin filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese, then served with sour cream and hot sauce... Awesome.
So, we did finally make it down to the waterfront (very carefully I might add, as it was very icy out) and I relaxed while Wren and Ben played Standing Up Sticks. This is where you find a piece of driftwood, then twist it into the ground at the waters edge well enough that it won't fall over - the goal is to stand up the tallest piece. It actually made for kind of beautiful scenery, which I will show you in a photo post when we're back home. Also, one of the highlights of my day - I found my first piece of sea glass (or lake glass) ever... so much better than sea shells!
Shortly after that adventure, we hit the road and made our way to Dover, NH. As soon as we got there, we met up with two more friends, Brian and Evan, hopped back in the car and blasted up to Portland, ME to see yet another gaggle of good buddies and spend the night. Luckily, our timing was right and it was game night in the house - we all chowed down on tacos, talked for a while, then played some telepictionary, the game, and contact. I would explain all of those on here, but the post would probably end up being too long and boring... so ask me sometime. The last four guys awake finished off the night with a Mario Kart tournament. It was pretty stinkin fun.
After some good sleep, we had a good community breakfast whipped up by a few of the guys. Scrambled eggs and veggies, hashbrowns, and cinnamon raisin toast. We sat around for a bit, then headed into downtown Portland to walk around and get outside. The trip was short and sweet, but really fun. And now, we're headed back to New Hampshire... I don't even know what/where our next stop will be. We'll figure it out soon!