Since check in for the hockey camp didn't start until 10am, Robert decided to sleep in...but not me! I went out for a nice jog/walk to get a sense of the town and the campus. So off I went, in search of the college...
All over the green grassy grounds of the campus, one will find hundreds of Adirondack chairs scattered throughout. Vermont is known for their handmade cedar Adirondack chairs, so I guess it makes sense that you would find them here. I can definitely see students sitting together in these chairs, deep in discussion, while overlooks some of the beautiful views the Middlebury campus offers.
|One of the many Adirondack chairs scattered throughout the Middlebury Campus|
|One example of the beautiful view of the green mountains and the valley below.|
Through the middle of the town of Middlebury, runs the Otter Creek...I ran across the bridge to the other side of the town and there was a farmer's market being set up yesterday morning in the parking lot of the Historic Marble Works Complex.
Ok...as I mentioned, aside from visiting Middlebury and learning about it's curriculum (which we still need to do), we did come here for the hockey camp. So, after getting back from my jog/walk, Robert and I headed over to the Middlebury Hockey Arena where we checked into the camp. His team started out with an on-ice practice, followed by conditioning and then later in the early evening his team scrimmaged with one of the other teams. The group of players attending the camp are divided up into 4 teams and they will scrimmage each other throughout the camp.
After Robert's game was over, we met up with my cousin - David - and his girlfriend who live here in Middlebury. Both of them are graduates from the college and decided to stay here in Middlebury. We enjoyed a late dinner at a place called American Flatbread. It was wonderful flatbread pizza, made with all things from Vermont.
Today...Thursday, August 15...after dropping off Robert at the camp, I again went out to explore Middlebury a little more as I went out for an 11 mile jog/walk. Today I came across their covered bridge...
My morning jog took me around the town and I ended up back at the campus and the athletic field, where I found the Middlebury Panther looking over it's domain...kind of reminded me of the Lion King.
|Middlebury Panther looking over the athletic field - football field below - Green Mountains in the background|
Tonight, cousin David and his girlfriend are making us dinner. Nice to travel and meet up with family, don't you think?
Well, time to sign off. I got to jump in the shower and get a start on my day. Until next time, take care and remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often!