How to skip a rock: Select a rock that is round, flat and smooth. Stand at the edge of placid water. Hold the rock flat side down, curling your index around the edge. Aim the rock as though you were going to make it fly across the surface of the water. Throw with a wide sweep of the arm, releasing the rock mid-way through the motion. Count the skips. Start over. Time has stopped. Savor it.
Go on tour to find your dream home. Visit properties that feature ponds, brooks or a lake. Imagine spending an afternoon reading quietly by the water, until the sensation of feeling truly at home takes over and the childlike voice within invites you to play.
Good rock skipping properties
Chandler Farm Road, Stowe – Country elegance minutes from Stowe village. Enjoy the spacious rooms awash in sunlight. This Stowe Hollow property features lawns and protected meadows with the Gold Brook running through the lower meadow. Play in the large swimming pond, or entertain guests on a private stone terrace laced with wild thyme.
Beach Road, Elmore – A dream house with direct lake frontage and incredible views of the lake and Elmore Mountain. Totally private and serene with large living rooms, a big screened porch and deck. Even a bridge to your own little island and a dock.
Peninsula Drive, Eden – Spectacular year-round home with skylights and vaulted ceilings in almost every room. 3-season porch overlooking Lake Eden with 300 ft. of lake frontage, dock, raft, stone fireplace and beach house.
Now, read Step 2 again.