Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Thinking of a Family Reunion???
Vermont in the summer is an undersung destination. Its actually warmed up enough to peel away the long johns that we have worn 24-7 since November and all the attractions are open. So think about a family rendezvous and use the Hotel Coolidge as your hub. Here's an example of what we did last year....the family of a retired Central Vermont RR engineer brought him here to White River Junction for his 80th birthday gathering. On Friday night after checking in to the hotel they "bought out" the famous Polka Dot Diner, piled in and had Mary cook up the best short orders ever. On Saturday the various members split up according to their interests and had a day with Billings Farm, Montshire Museum of Science and we led group of them on inner tubes from up stream on the pristine White River back to the hotel. That evening we hosted them up in the Jericho District where we have an idyllic meadow and did a bar-b-que for them complete with bonfire. Stories and songs went on until after dark. The man was really pleased with his 80th birthday surrounded by family back in Vermont one more time. Sunday they gathered in our Vermont Room for a farewell brunch which we catered for them