The main reason for us going on this trip was a conference being held in Vermont - but if you're going to go that far - you might as well tag on
a few days and go visit the grandkids and check out the fall colors.
Accordingly, mid-October found us flying to Montreal. Instead of flying to Boston (and having to change planes in Chicago) and then driving a long way North, flying non-stop to Montreal and then driving south seemed like a good idea at the time. But that's another story...
All you need to know is that the conference was to be held at a resort in Vermont located on a bay of Lake Champlain. First you drive to Burlington then you drive south into sparsely populated territory looking for a small place called Vergennes, then you turn right heading for the lake through even more deserted territory, looking for a place called Basin Harbor.
You should know that the conference was the annual get-together for an organization of volunteer pilots who fly missions in support of conservation causes. So it will be no surprise to learn that many attendees flew there directly in their own aircraft and landed on a swath of green grass between some golf links and a soccer field.