July 29 – Gabe and I went out for breakfast (pastries and tea) this morning. He got one with a half of a pear which tasted like a pear pie and also ordered spiced pear tea. I had a chocolate croissant thingy and passion tea. Afterward we walked to the hockey arena to check and see if there was any hockey going on – no, there were just day camp kids hitting beach balls around with pool noodles. We want back later and watched a bit of figure skating practice. Not too much going on today – laid low mostly, stayed out of the rain – which started about a minute after I got back from swimming. Made plans to spend a few days checking out Vermont, Ben and Jerrys, a few brew pubs, the apple farm, and swimmin’ holes. Looking forward to some good times outdoors.