Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Vermont Pictures

OK, I finally got around to downloading (and uploading) pictures from my Vermont trip.

We had Wednesday afternoon free for excursions. I decided to drive up the Champlain Islands, in the middle of Lake Champlain. I was motoring along when I surprised to come across a drawbridge.



The view on the drive was quite nice.



I drove to the northern end of the lake and took a left to get to New York State. I knew which road I wanted to be on, but I wasn't able to find that road -- just the truck detour for the road. Oh, well, I figured -- at least the truck detour would get me there. I drove along and came to a stop sign where the highway I was on ended on another road. I looked to my right and saw a big "Welcome to the United States" sign and a border guard. Uh-oh. I was wondering how I was going to explain myself, when I realized there were two lanes, one of which went past the border check, and the other of which I was about to turn into. To my right, there was a "Welcome to Canada" sign. I felt like I was in some sort of weird purgatory.

I drove through Lake Placid, which seemed over-touristed, to the Adirondack Park Agency Visitor Interpretive Center near Paul Smiths. I had a nice walk on the trail.



There was a path over a marsh.



And wildlife.



On the way back, I decided I didn't want to drive around the lake, so I took the ferry. There was a nice view of the sunset over New York.



On Thursday night, the conference dinner was a cruise, also on Lake Champlain.



Here are mathematicians enjoying the buffet.

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