Alburgh wasn’t a paradise, but when you’re past is as dismal as mine, it was a dream come true. I loved having four seasons. In fact, it is the only thing I really miss about living up north. Ice skating, snow mobiles, sledding, ice fishing, snow ball fights, building snow men… we had so much fun in the winter. And the leaves in the fall, I can’t imagine how many piles of leaves I dove into. I remember every spring trying to be the first to see a robin. Cool air, warm rains, bliss. But the highlight of my summers was bike riding. We rode our bikes everywhere.