This year started off well enough. Anticipating a year full of long weekend camping trips. Some with friends some just the two of us. By mid March it was clear that this was not going to be a normal year. I spent a couple of months playing local photo tag games and keeping occupied with projects in the garage. By June it was clear that the Vermont medical system had not been crushed, State parks were due to open on July 1st and with few out of state travelers the back roads were empty. We made the decision to strike out on some camping trips. The goal being to see how self-sufficient we could be while exploring new areas in our tiny state. My wife has some ex-inlaws that have some property that we could make home base in the Northeast kingdom. So that settles it. We are off the Cannan. We loaded up with some canned and dehydrated food, packed a cooler with an ice block and hit the road. The next morning we took a hike around this property. There are several cabins that have been built over the years. I have heard stories about them but to see them... the creativity in the construction is impressive. I had to look this guy up on the Google. Interesting side bar. Check it out. Once back from the hike we work on breakfast. Canned potato’s, Vienna sausages and eggs. Armed with the Gazetteer we headed out to explore the surroundings. Cannan Hill road to Norton is pure ADV gold. Some interesting road side 'art'. Forrest Lake. We stumbled across The Quimby Country Lodge This place has been welcoming city folks to the Country for over 100 years. It was pretty hot this day. Found some shade at the Island Pond train station. When it's hot, take plenty of breaks. After a 'yard shower' we really enjoyed not having a schedule and not doing anything except thinking about the next camp fire and meal. 'The camp' Is it time for dinner already? Time to head south. The Guzzi does pretty well. It takes all we throw at it while happily cooking you out of the saddle. Well that was quick. What should we do now?