Saturday, July 23, 2011

Betty in the Wild

I've been gone for the entire week - being the camp cook for 125 teenage girls and 20 adults.  Lucky for me everything tastes better outdoors.  It was exhausting, but Betty Tia came along with me for the fun of it (and by fun, I mean cooking over a propane stove, sleeping in a tent and an inordinate amount of heavy lifting...). I like Betty Mary's idea of a few days away from home a whole lot better.
-Betty Debbie

via email from Betty Mary:

Two Days in Paradise

Professor Vue der Plane and I just spent 4 days on an anniversary road trip. We had a marvelous time, two days and one night of which was like living a dream. I found an internet deal that gave us a night in a lodge at a resort on Lake Champlain. It included a full breakfast served by gloved waitstaff, a 6 course dinner on the pier overlooking the water, a boat tour of the lake, and a bottle of wine, all for one extremely reasonable price. We kicked ourselves for not getting two nights, because just the cost of one night additional would have been twice what we paid for all the above.

I took along 'Paradise for Two', and released it for bookcrossing outside our lovely room. The other days were very enjoyable too. We started y driving through Canada and stayed the first night on the Niagara River. After the resort we stayed in 'regular' lodging near Lake George and I enjoyed a morning hiking from beach to beach. That night we stopped by Betty Ariel's in laws in Western N. Y. and had wonderful dinner on top of a mountain in a place that reminded me of a resort for backwoods people! Our last night was with brother-in-law near Cleveland, Ohio. We had a good visit with this charming but a bit lonely older guy, making me wish I had someone to introduce him too. He's been a widow 9 years and I think he needs a nice friend. All in all a wonderful experience. I can't wait for Anniversary 33! This vacation gets Lashed with whipped cream. Oooo I should have thought of that while in the room!
Collage note: Of course, I took my own UJD, and like a true Betty, scaled treacherous paths, note the orange cones that I ignored. I didn't bother waiting to be rescued! The Professor was not amused!  Note the boat was named the Escape! And for those non-Bettys who wonder why I'd include the dinner pic, well they may never understand!

Wedding photo note: Yes, he and my brother wore baby blue. It wasn't just that it was 1979. He wanted to honor the Virgin Mary, since she got us together. Blue is her color.


  1. Betty Mary

    Oh thank you for a wonderful vacation report! Complete with wedding photos!!
    We have done several short vacations up in that neck of the woods. Ft. Ticonderoga is just lovely!! Of course, our focus on all these trips was the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown!!!
    Betty Barbara signing off....

    And I am sure that the Betty did NOT understand baseball!!

  2. I put up the wedding photo to display the blue tux. Betty Debbie's hero wore a grey suit and she made disparaging comments about the baby blue tux's of this time period.

    I agree it was goofy, but they didn't really ask my opinion. The wedding colors were pink and blue. My sister wore a blue dress and carried pink roses. (The pink rose thing was all part our heavenly intervention story.) I would have been happy with white or black, but I agreed to BVM blue for his reasons.
    I was doing homage to my older sisters. The mantilla was my oldest sister(now dec.)veil, and the dress was number 2's.
    When looking for dresses for my daughters, it's nearly impossible to find one with sleeves now. Betty Brigid went sleeveless, with a sweetheart neckline. I kept covering her up with a shawl! But she was married in Ireland and they are looser there on the dress code. Betty Ariel found a pretty, simple dress that covered her shoulders, at least!

    We missed the hall of fame, but the professor isn't much of a sports nut. Last year we did the opposite route, going west in Michigan across the Lake MI on a ferry to Illinois and stayed in State Park lodges and cabins. There we went to the John Deere Museum. That was a treat for the professor.

  3. What a wonderful trip, and thank you for all the pictures! DH word lilac, (1976) and although he didn't care, our kids laugh at the pictures. Kinda funny, actually, as many men wear pasted dress shirts, including my son!
    I loved that you honored your faith in dress and wedding plans, it's as it should be!