The first vacation in two years. We are in Vermont with the Montgomerys. The remnants of hurricane Bill are pelting us. It is not bad to be forced inside. we play games, we play on our computers. There were great naps had. I can hear several playing “pick up sticks” in the kitchen. Our six year old is having fun. I am relaxed. I wish we had better sleep. The Saxton’s River Inn in near the alarm for the volunteer firemen. So far the alarm has sounded every night. Last night it was 2:30 am. ugh. At least it did not wake Andrew.Vermont smells good. I had forgotten how damp it is. Many a bug is out and about. We have had some great bike rides, at least Andrew and  I have. It is really wonderful to ride with a six year old. He loves it, but he is very earnest. We got about 5 miles in today.