On the 5th, the weather was PERFECT to look at sunspots -we brought out the telescope and shared the views with those around, and many were amazed to see just how many spots were present. Once the sun went down, we moved on to look at the moon. We shared an amazing dinner with our neighbor campers Steve and Barbara (we loved connecting with them and their VERY highly intelligent Border Collie).
Denny is in the process of opening nekopenmarket.org, a not-for-profit credit exchange to help facilitate bartering, whether it be for goods or services. Check it out - she hopes to expand this to not be limited to just Vermont, and create a lesser dependence on the monetary system.
We spent the next morning with some very wonderful kids to share some knowledge about the Sun and planets- some were already aware that water had been discovered on planets, and knew more Greek mythology than we thought was possible at their age. There is hope for the future!
We had a great time conversing with these bright minds; we received hand written thank you letters with pictures from each one (including drawings of solar systems and chocolate bars- important for them that when they travel in space in the future, the chocolate comes along).
They let us leave on full stomachs (pancakes with Vermont syrup of course for breakfast, and burgers with Vermont white cheddar for lunch) - wonderful house with a lot of love!