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Travel Blogs from Lake Placid
... and some adventure!!!
We're putting this blog together so that our family and friends can see what we are up to. I hope we can update daily but it will depend on the wifi.
Sally is working hard to get ready to ...
... a break and see a military plane overhead.
We arrive in Lake Placid around 6pm - a long day of riding - we did 635 kms.
We walk into town and have dinner at the Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood restaurant. As the meals are always bigger than we expect, we have left over steak and baby back ribs for tomorrows lunch - doggie bags are the done thing in the US. ...
We drove through pouring rain - did not get to stop at Lake Forge - pouring rain. By the time we got to Lake Placid the rain had stopped and it was clearing to see the mountains. Haven't been here for a long time. The whole town is new - the old Lake Placid Club isn't there any more.
We headed out to Whiteface Mountain. FDR started the project - toll road - castle at ...
... trees are much bigger here than we are used to at home, the drive still reminded us of driving along the Blueridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia. Magnificent! Our drive took us through Pottersville, NY whose claim to fame apparently is the fact that the National Christmas Tree came from there in 1964!
It seems that we were enjoying the scenery and the drive so very much that we missed our turnoff to The Adirondack General Store. Well, suffice it to ...
... and 1980 Olympic Ice Rinks. The "Miracle" Ice Rink still gets me. The guy working the desk at the museum was working concessions at the rink during the 1980 US/Russia game.
We then hiked about 2 miles to the Lake Placid Lodge. Had some great drinks at the bar, and great conversation with the bar tender and other patrons.
Great day. Heading the Burlington, VT and Lake Champlain tomorrow.
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking