Garnet Hill Lodge
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... fancy houses. We stopped at an authentic country diner and had a real hamburger for lunch. We haven't seen a lot of wildlife apart from one Marmot standing on the side of the road but we have seen a lot of critters dead on the roads including a skunk in the middle of the road which prompted a chorus of the infamous song ...
... br> We stopped at a scenic spot called High Falls Gorge and walked down the walkways to see the waterfalls. Carrying on we did a very short hike through the bush stopping to observe the little chipmunks scurrying around the trees and into holes.
Still suffering from the flue, we weren't able to do much hiking so we had to get back in the car and drive an alternate route through the mountains and forest and picturesque little ...
... the same although we did pass some Amish folk in their carriages going to a sunday meeting. Funny thing about New York is that everything seems to be either 'worlds best' or 'world famous' or both. Even food items in little diners that you see in the country towns. I guess an awful lot of world travellers must drive through New York! The scenery changed when we started to head up into the Adirondacks and the forest ...
... marathon (at which time we were ensured they were good beers), but plenty afterwards, especially at our post-marathon pizza dinner. So we were in Scroon Lake from Friday - Monday, with the marathon on Sunday and Zayde's 100th celebration/party on the Monday. Not much excitement (party-wise) pre-marathon. Michal and Leo arrived, who Joe met for the first time. As did Bev and Julle and Miriam. As did David and Sonja, along with Murph - the most loved and talked about dog in NY so it seemed! ...
... heron flew off and the geese waddled away as we continued back to the take-out. Up the rocky bank, I stumbled and worried about getting the boats up, but Otto dragged them most of the way up the bank. We had the extra effort of driving to collect Otto's car as we had transferring my kayak & stuff into his vehicle on the way in. This time I had my keys - or rather Otto was safeguarding them.
We stopped in Lake Luzerne to check out the gorge ...
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