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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 ...
... stop and stare, as if to say '"you folks aint from around here, are you" - just like in the movies! We had some great pancakes and home made hashbrowns.
We are taking the scenic route today along the seaways following Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. It was a fantastic ride and the sun was out the whole day. It doesn't get any better than this.
We stop at Fort ...
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 ...
... there…sort of. And therein lies a tale: Who knew (apparently thousands!) that the Lake Placid Ironman Competition was happening today on the road that we needed to travel?? Wow! According to a brochure, more than 2,500 athletes from 19 countries and 45 states participate not to mention all the support staff…and families…and friends that want to be there for their athlete…AND everyone else that just wants to see it happen! The competition is this: a ...
... 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.
Other places to stay in Lake Placid
1 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid | 3 star motelfrom $86
2625 Main Street, Lake Placid | 2 star motelfrom $139
2764 Main Street , Lake Placid | Motelfrom $74
- Art Devlins is a clean, family-ownded Lake Placid motor inn
- The cleanest Hotel I have ever stayed in
- Great getaway
2234 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid | Motelfrom $65
Route 86, Lake Placid | Motelfrom $50
56 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid | Motelfrom $48