A friend of mine offered me to see a roller derby game. I didn’t know anything about it but Arielle used to play in a team a few years ago and promised me to explain the rules. We went a Saturday night to a rink in Cambridge. It was usually used as an ice-skating rink, so they put some sort of layer of the floor. Still, my feet were frozen. Despite this detail, the game was fun.
Last Sunday, we went on a long ride. At first, we just wanted to bike for no more than 2 hours, just the time to do the Minuteman bikeway, which passes through several historical sites in Boston suburbs. And eventually, we ended up riding for 8 hours. The weather was nice, my bike was new and fast, the countryside was gorgeous. We went back home covered by dust and exhausted. The video tells the story of this day…
There are not a lot of 3-day weekends… but as soon as I see one popping up in my calendar, I immediately start looking for a place to go. Last Monday was Martin Luther King Day, and my company was closed. The snow, the cold and the mountains were calling me, and we went to Vermont, this small State close to Boston. We have already been there in May, when we were going back from Montreal, and we also did a tour for the fall foliage. We rented a SUV to go on the snowy roads and found a nice farm stay in the middle of the Green Mountains. It was quiet, quaint and so Vermont !
During the day we spent in the Everglades, we took the time to do a wet tour. Wet was really the concept of the day since the water flows on the ground everywhere in the park, slowly, from Okeechobee lake to the Florida bay, creating this vast reserve of ponds, swamp and forests. Everything seems to be moving, the plants and the animals hiding here and there… The end of December was a really good time to appreciate the park: the swamp are not dry yet and there are not too many mosquitoes. We enjoyed the many landscapes and ecosystems without scratching our legs too much.