So on the last day of our anniversary adventure we decided to do something besides eat and read books...I know, I was shocked too.
First, we went to White Lake. The first thing I noticed when we gots there was the squirrels. Now we have lots of squirrels in Cambridge, but nothing like these. I don't know if city life makes our squirrels soft, but by comparison these lake squirrels seemed like they were abusing prescription stimulants. They were red, and appeared to be able to travel through time they moved so quickly. I would try to sneak up on one and some how it would disappear and reapparate behind me chiding me as it bounded through the woods. Needless to say, I didn't get a photo of one, for if had tried he surely would have stolen my soul. (for more on this phenomenon, see the entry from Eric's blog here.)
We also walked about half way around the lake before Amandina had enough. Along the way we saw this cool toad!
The lake itself was really something. It was incredibly clear and the water was perfectly blue. At first I wondered whether it hadn't been damaged by acid rain. You could walk up to the edge of the water and see white sand all the way out. Not only that, but it was about 75 F. Anyway, Amanda spoke to the life guard and he explained that the lake just has a naturally low pH level and there are no deciduous trees by the lake so there was no leaf litter and very little life in the lake. It was like the perfect natural swimming pool.
After that we went to this place called Russel's Farm. It was a farm that belonged to a long line of county doctors and now its held as a sort of museum and preserved farm. They had pigs and sheepses and other such things. It was nice and Amandina really liked this baby calf. I liked the way it gave the appearance of a petting zoo, but most of the fences were electrified.
Then we came back and we had some random people take this picture of us because it was our anniversary day!