Monday, October 5, 2015

Coffeeneuring 2015 - First Cup Atop a Tower!

What could be better than brilliant sunshine on weekends? Why, taking advantage of the Coffee Shop Without Walls category of the Coffeeneuring Challenge!

Up front and personal parking along the fence.
We are fortunate to have many beautiful Burlington Parks within a few miles of our home, a perfect venue for multiple brew ups on a camp stove if the current weather patterns remain stable.

My husband tries out his Whisper-lite stove for the first time.
Ethan Allen Tower is open to all and holds a surprising wide angle view of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. It's the perfect spot to enjoy sunshine, a cup of coffee and/or tea, plus chat with a folks who've also climbed the metal staircase for the incredible view.

My husband brews coffee while I steep tea. I like to use a table cloth for civilized picnicking.

I am inspired to consider challenging myself to complete all seven Coffeeneuring adventures in the great outdoors. Who else will join me?

The Place: Atop Ethan Allen Park Tower
Date: Sunday, October 4
Drink: Ginger Tea
Observation, Bike Friendliness: I'd forgotten that the views on top of the tower are the best in Burlington. There is primo bike parking wherever you like along the chain link fence. 
Total Miles: 12


  1. Bravo! You are off to a rather classy start!

    1. Thank you. I'm not sure I can sustain this energy or control the weather, but I can sure try to have the best possible coffeeneuring experience - something that comes natural to you. :)

  2. That is indeed a gorgeous view!

  3. Great pictures! I'm doing the coffeeneuring challenge for the first time this year. I love the idea of doing all seven outdoors, but for this year I'll just aim to get all seven done.

    Thanks to G.E. for pointing me in the direction of this blog.

    1. Welcome Kendra. I've been reading your thoughtful comments on GE's blog for many years. Have fun with coffeeneuring - you can do it!

  4. Very cool coffee and views - nice combo. Your EA tower reminds me of the one atop Mt. Constitution on Orcas Island in the San Juans.


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