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The day dawned bright and sunny, and I was in the mood for another fat-busting all day cross country ski workout. This time I tried Cascade X-Country Ski center, a small local place close enough to the Mount Van Hoevenburg Olympic Center that some of the trails connect. Excluding a short lunch stop to eat my sandwich and an afternoon break for …
The Jackrabbit Inn and Hostel, the place where I stayed, is a few miles east of Lake Placid and seemed to be a homey enough place. When I arrived the place was deserted, an envelope with my name on it containing a key was one of several on the front desk. "Bingo, I have the place to myself," I thought. My room in the basement contained four empty …
Can't believe we're camping on the shores of Lake Champlain!!! We've had incredible experiences in this area of New York. This state continues to keep us on our toes!! We had an amazing hike through the Ausable Chasm where the river was rushing through a canyon of steep walls with incredible force (especially after several big storms the days before our visit.
Then yesterday we took a drive into the Adirondack mountains & rode our first gondola up the slope ...
... in roughly 6 hours. Feet wet, bodies aching and muscles sore we stumbled back into camp. We were so tired we collapsed on the hard picnic table bench seats for a few minutes before continuing with the tedious task of cooking dinner. This trip is basically a full time job! After a quick chill break we cooked a nice spaghetti dinner with garlic bread and a bottle of Atwater Red Blend wine we picked up in the Finger Lakes. It was a lovely reward which put us to ...
... much to do leaving no time to enjoy anything. Amid the chaos and noise of the world, my mind drifts back to those idyllic days of childhood and that most perfect of places.
Today, I travel across this country enjoying the awesome beauty God created simply to share with us. “Enjoy,” He says. “I made it for you.”
From a grateful and thankful heart I reply, “Yes, you did and I love it all… especially ...
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