My family loves to travel and also loves tales of the weird and imaginative, so we enjoy tooling around on wild goose chases looking for those things whenever we have time. These days, with the low prices we are seeing at the pumps, this is a particularly inexpensive form of entertainment that does not involve watching brain-draining television. We typically combine these adventures with other, more intellectual pursuits such as finding the best or most hidden used bookstores and the most interesting historical sites.
These day-trips also generate lots of fun family conversation amongst the four of us, resulting in memories that will last a lifetime. My girls still talk about the times we went "ghost-hunting" in an old cemetery with a ghost radar application on our cell phone. And my husband and I still miss the amazing fried chicken we found at this little restaurant heading out to the eastern shore of Maryland. And there was the amazing bookstore in the middle of nowhere in Virginia that provided our young children with some of their first books! And, as if they require another recommendation, these adventures leave us with a good feel for the local geography.
So, now we're in search of local monsters of the lake-living variety. We have heard of "Champy," the monster in Lake Champlain (we went to check it out, but failed to spot him), and we've even heard there is a monster in a lake north of us on the Canadian border. What about our lakes here in the Upper Valley? Is there a monster in Lake Morey or, better yet, one in Lake Fairlee? What about the other lakes in the area? Any other fun local lore? We need some ideas for Sunday drives! Until next time, y'all have a good one and keep a keen eye out for those monsters!