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We are back home from a three days’s visit to Pyramid Lake, where we stayed as usual with our friend Sister Mary Anne Nelson, CSJ, in the director’s cabin where she is for the month while putting in gardens, “relocating” snakes, etc. (the director, Sister Monica, usually stays elsewhere and in any case was not at the camp). Dot came up with us. Driving in on Pyramid Road, we saw a great blue heron. Later we saw a couple of unrelocated snakes, heard and then saw and heard a beaver thumping the water near shore, and heard but did not see loons. The first and third days, M and O kayaked with Mary Anne. I read portions of C. S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces. On the second day we Wongs went into Vermont by ferry at Ticonderoga and drove to Middlebury, where we stopped at the interestingly-designed Middlebury College Center for the Arts (Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, 1992) and then went into the town for lunch and shopping. We bought presents for Sasha and Vanya at the local Ben Franklin, and M and O came away with some things from a thrift shop. I asked O if she would consider Middlebury for college. She said, Not anywhere in Vermont—too many farms.

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