This week we had a chance to learn a little more about the house we live in and get in touch with some great members of the community as the Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative and Craftsbury Historical Society held a party at Gerrie’s (formerly the Faraway Farm or the Fox Farm) where half of the GRP rowers live. It was a bit of a mad dash to get everything ready but with everyone in the house pitching in we got the house looking great inside and out.
The event went off without a hitch, giving the community a chance to take a look at one of the more recent expansions of the outdoor center and to meet and get to know some of the athletes for the GRP they might not otherwise have known. For us it was great to talk to our neighbors and learn more about the house that we live in. Dave Linck of the Historical Society gave a great talk about the history of the house and the area, complete with photo albums of the house through the years and a bit of an idea of the lineage of the land. The event was definitely a nice break from training and a good reminder of the community that we’re a part of here at the Outdoor Center. Now though it’s back to normal as the group prepares for racing at the USRowing Senior National Trials and at the Canadian Henley Regatta at the beginning of August. Stay tuned for updates from all the racing!