The Weekly Breeze
October 12-October 19, 2012
Sunrise and Sunset Times
Friday 10/12: 7:03am; 6:14pm Monday 10/15: 7:08am; 6:10pm
Saturday 10/13: 7:04am; 6:15pm Tuesday 10/16: 7:09am; 6:08pm Thursday 10/18: 7:12am; 6:05pm
Sunday 10/14: 7:05am; 6:13pm Wednesday 10/17: 7:10 am; 6:06pm Friday 10/19: 7:13am; 6:03pm
Keep those scarves and mittens handy! The season is definitely taking us into colder times, with afternoon temperatures averaging in the mid-50s and a high this week of 60 degrees on Sunday. The Harbor could see some moisture in the early part of the coming week, but sunny and crisp Fall days are still on the agenda mid-week.
Basin Harbor is delighted to welcome our guests for the last full week of the season! We have a number or doctors in the house this weekend, including Dr. Bruce Peterson & Dr. Linda Kilburn from Weston, MA as well as Dr. Andrew Greenberg & Dr. Tess Klein of Skillman, NJ, accompanied by Katie, Alyia, and Jonathan. A warm welcome goes out to Catherine Tinker of New York City and Sally Jacobs from Belmont, MA. Also joining us are our nearby friends from Vergennes, Martha & John Degraaf. Basin Harbor welcomes Bob & Esther McKay from Manlius, NY for a lovely Autumn visit.
It’s a week of Anniversary Celebrations for a few of our special guests this week: congratulations to Scott & Joan Newland of Laguna Niguel, CA, Mr. & Mrs. Howard from Burlington, VT, and Mr. & Mrs. Burgess of Hollis, NH. How lovely to have you with us at Basin Harbor for this special occasion!
Romance is in the air this weekend! Basin Harbor welcomes two special couples along with their family and friends as they gather and celebrate the union into matrimonial bliss! Brittany Gibbs and Steve Koehler will tie the knot on Saturday in a wedding to remember—congratulations to the happy couple! On Sunday, Gabrielle Bills and Edwin Cardenas will join hands for their magical day of celebration, and we wish them many more years of happiness to come!
Fall color has peaked in most of Vermont, but you can still catch some brilliant foliage! Take a drive up nearby Mt. Philo to gaze over the glory of the Green Mountains, or head across the new Champlain Bridge to explore the Adirondacks. There are a number of afternoon drives around the area that will provide all the leaf-peeping your heart desires, so don’t hesitate to see the concierge for maps and foliage route information.
Meanwhile as you’re relaxing at Basin Harbor proper, keep in mind that we still have plenty of things to do in this final week! The waterfront is open for bike rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, and more, and our EScape cruise goes out daily at 2:30pm. Grab a cycling map or a BHC trail map at the Nature Center, located below the Homestead, and enjoy any of our numerous walking trails on property. See if you can find our hidden Checkerboard Stump in the woods! Grab a friend and play a game or two amidst the maples. Hint: the stump is located on the Button Bay Trail, with a view of the 4th Fairway!
Have you been enjoying our stock of fresh-picked local apples in the lodge? Apples can be the perfect snack, but if you are feeling decadent this Fall and can’t make it without a sweet treat, don’t forget that maple cookies are available every afternoon in the Champlain Lounge from 3-5pm, along with your choice of hot or cold local cider! Craving Vermont’s favorite Fall treat in the form of a cider donut? Visit one of numerous local apple orchards to pick your own peck and chow down on all the donuts you can handle. Shelburne, Boyers, and Champlain Orchards are all within a short drive. See the concierge for directions!
Quote of the Week
“To a foreigner a Yankee is an American. To an American a Yankee is a Northerner. To a Northerner a Yankee is a New Englander. To a New Englander a Yankee is a Vermonter. To a Vermonter a Yankee is a person who eats apple pie for breakfast.”
~Traditional saying, Journal of American Folklore