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Entry on Saturday July 22, 2007

July 22, 2007

I woke up early. Had a breakfast then traveled to Isle La Motte, Vermont. I plan to visit the place in the morning.

Isle La Motte, Vermont

Isle La Motte is a town on the tip Lake Champlain Island, after South Hero and North Hero from the East. It is the first white settlement in the grand Vermont state.

Saint Ann Shrine, Fort Ste Anne

I am reading the Bible so I am interested in seeing Saint Ann Shrine.

A beautiful and holy place, exposed to the beautiful Lake Champlain. Everything looks serene. The statues express full gentle love.

This is a prayer of St. Francis:

    Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
    where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    where there is injury, pardon;
    where there is doubt, faith;
    where there is despair, hope;
    where there is darkness, light;
    and where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master,
    grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
    to be understood, as to understand;
    to be loved, as to love;
    for it is in giving that we receive,
    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
    and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

I then went to the nearby Fisk Quarry of Isle La Motte

Fisk Quarry, Isle La Motte

From the interpretative kiosk, the reef in Isle La Motte is the oldest in the world, located in three Quarries in the town. The Fisk quarry is the youngest of the three.

What is a reef? It is like a living forest in the waters. In this case, the whole forest is in the form of quarry.

The age of the rocks in the Fisk quarry is 480 million years old. I took one slate of rock back home as a souvenir.

Motorboat on Lake Champlain

At noon, I traveled back to join friends to see Mr Vinh off to North Carolina for his Ph.D studies. We registered a motorboat to tour around Lake Champlain. It was awesome, all of took turn to drive the boat no matter boy or girl.

We drove half way to New York state then drove to Shelburne Bay to make a round tour then headed back to Burlington.

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