Town House Lodge
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This morning we are up and on our way by 7:30am which is a new record for us.
We were dreading the border crossing back into the USA, but as it was early morning it only took us 15 minutes. Our destination is Lake Placid and it will be a long ride.
We stop for breakfast at a small town diner called 'Down on Main Street' in Wilson …
... mountain then hiked the 1.25 mile/2000 feet to the top (our Fitbit told us we had climbed 118 flights of stairs, that'll clean out the pipes)!!! It was an incredible experience we'll never forget!!
Next we visited the North Pole & Santa's Workshop before heading to Lake Placid to see the lake & the Olympic Village!! It was another crazy day!!
Today we stayed close to the trailer & since it has warmed up to 82 degrees, we went swimming in Lake ...
... was the place to be. It has shops with everything imaginable! Glass blowing, chocolate makers, ski shops, bars, and T shirts of course. We tried a craft beer place called Great Adirondacks Brewery that had award winning stouts and ales. We also ate at Smokey’s BBQ place. The name doesn’t give the place the credit it deserves. It was very upscale and we sat on a balcony overlooking Mirror Lake. Kelsey made friends with an older (lesbian?) couple at the ...
... to a living room with HUGE rock fireplace, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. No electricity, we had kerosene lamps and a two burner kerosene stove. The kitchen porch had an icebox, filled two or three times a week with ice which had been cut out of the lake in the winter and stored in sawdust in the Icehouse for the summer. No hot water, you heated what you needed on the stove- baths were taken in the lake. No telephone, but at age 8 who cared? There ...
So the time had finally come for us to cross the border and say good bye to the beautiful and friendly Canadian people. There was some apprehension I will admit. We had our story straight, had a travel destination and had all required passports at the ready. We were two Australian residents, driving a car purchased and insured in British Columbia heading into New York State to visit for less than 90 days. We had a flight out of the country and had enough money to look after ...
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