A Week with Lucy

We spent a week with Lucy and Jessica in Burlington,VT as Jessica had been asked to do the costumes for a show (“Fiddler on the Roof”) at St Michaels Stage.  We took Lucy to Sheldon Farms, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington’s Farmer’s Market, and the Burlington lake shore.  We played games, did art projects, and quietly read—sometimes.

Sheldon Farms:  “In 1886, Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb began acquiring farmland on the shores of Lake Champlain to create a model agricultural estate. Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. created conceptual designs for the landscape. Prominent architect Robert H. Robertson designed four major buildings.    By the early 1900s, the Webb’s 3,800-acre farm was renowned for its innovative practices, hackney horse breeding enterprise, and grand family residence. … The heyday was short-lived. Beginning around 1910, farming operations and other activities began to shrink. …  Shelburne Farms began a rebirth in 1972 when family descendants founded a nonprofit organization of the same name, dedicated to conservation education.  For 40 years the organization has offered education opportunities for children of all ages to learn abut sustainability and their connections to the natural and agricultural world … In 2001 the property became a National Historical Landmark.”

“ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is a [large] …facility.  Founded in 2003 ECHO welcomes more than 150,000 visitors annually [and has] interactive exhibits and science education programs that include over 70 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles.”  Lucy enjoyed the fish and the dinosaurs but REALLY enjoyed the interactive play area.”

One Response to “A Week with Lucy”

  1. michelle Says:

    Ah… now I understand what she meant when she said she wanted to “jump on the mushrooms.” 🙂

    (Great photos!)

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