Yesterday, Ellen and I had a little trip to Williston, VT - up near Burlington - to deliver a quilt to the Vermont Quilt Festival. This is a quilt that was designed by Eliza Bergh and worked on by a group, including Ellen, a year ago, and given to Mary Cay Brass. It's been borrowed back to submit to the Festival, and Ellen did some work on it to make it hangable. Maybe it will win a prize! It is beautiful:
|This is the quilt. It is sunflowers and forget-me-nots|
|We delivered the quilt in a box to this garage in Williston. Lots of quilts there!|
We had a nice drive up to Williston even though it rained hard the whole way. We came up the "back way" on Route 103 and Route 7, and it was ok. We stopped at the Rokeby Museum, in Ferrisburg (near Williston), which we noticed on the map. It turned out to be a fascinating place - worth much more time than we had this time (we arrived a half-hour before closing). It is a museum of VT African-American history! Mainly, it commemorates the Robinson Farm which was a very important stop on the Underground Railway in Vermont. A prize-winning display narrates the story of two slaves who were harbored there, and all the background history. The woman at the reception desk turned out to be the sister of Rafe, whom we know as a sometime member of the Guilford Church Choir, and whom we just saw dancing at the Morris Dance Ale last week. We'll try to go back there again, I'm sure.
|The entrance to the Rokeby Museum|
|A view at the Rokeby Museum|
On our way back from Williston, we checked out a Road Food stop. The highly rated Parkway Diner was closed - not open for dinner - but AL's French Frys was open. (It insists on "Frys"). The frys were good, my hot dog with sauerkraut was good. Ellen's fish sandwich not so good.
|AL's French Frys sign|
|AL's goes back a ways to a cart at Mallet's Bay on Lake Champlain|
|Part of the Hospice Memorial Garden|
|Rhododendron outside our living-room window|