Goony Golf!

Trip Start Aug 21, 2010
Trip End Dec 31, 2010

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy birthday, mom!

    We had a school in Madison, NY in the morning.  Not much to report there.  Afterwards, we drove to the Lake George area of New York state.  Mom and Dad Domeny had been there for an anniversary trip before and recommended we see it if we could.  So were delighted when we had a school right in the area.  Even more delighted hen we realized that we were going on the "off-peak" season, so our hotels ended up being at least 1/2 the price of if we'd been there even one week earlier.  
    We arrived in Lake George by the early afternoon and got to our motel.  We stayed in StudioMotel - a quaint, cabin like room, with the smallest bathroom ever.  But, hey, you don't go to Lake George for the bathrooms!. We had had such a great/ exhausting week previouse, including out time in Cedarville and driving forever to make it to New York on Tuesday, that we decided to take a nap to recover from previous nights' limited sleep.
    When we woke, we had plenty of day left for fun.  We had seen a Pirate's Cove golf on the way in, and went to check it out for an evening adventure.  We were super excited because Pirate's Cove is a chain of putt-putt places, and the BEST mini-golf we had ever played (see our blog on our honeymoon in Branson, MO.)  However, cheap hotels in the off-season come with the price of stuff not open in the off season.  Pirate's Cove was closed. Only open for five hours on Fridays.
    We were al geared up for mini-golf, though, and down the street there was an establishment open - Sir Gooney's Golf, It's The Gooniest!  It was goony, we'll give it that much!  Not much skill - all straight shots, but who needs to pay for skill when we had so much to make fun of!  Seriously, it looked like someone had gone to a Repo Store for Putt-putt decoration, bought a BUNCH of crap and decided to put it all in one course with the excuse of, "It's the gooniest!"  Oh well, we had fun.  Besides, by the time we got to dinner, none of that mattered.
    We could smell the smoking roasting pork from down the road.  Sure, we had "real" BBQ in Texas, but I'm still a northern girl, and these New Yorkers could do BBQ.  We went to Barnside Barbeque.  I had pulled pork sandwiches (per the recommendation of the waiter; and Mike got a hickory smoked barbeque bacon burger---awesome!  
    To say the least, it was a grat start to what would be a wonderful min-vaca in the Lake George Vacinity.
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