The Fun Continues Around Lake George!
Trip Start Aug 21, 2010
59Trip End Dec 31, 2010
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We finished with the school by 11am and were able to check into our lodging early. We stayedat the Blue Water Manor - it seemed like summer camp
Blue Water Manor is right on the lake with free use of boats! Normally I am a boat snob - meaning since I grew up on lakes, I really only like to go on boats when the weather is perfect. But today, even being 65 and overcast, I knew we only had one day to make it count, so we did. We had a picnic outside overlooking the lake nestled in the Adirondacs. Then we took the afternoon to canoe! We had the option of a glass botttomed kayak for two. However, as cold as it was, I wanted something with high edges to minimize the potential water in my shoes. Now, Lake George is about 7 miles long and anywhere from 2 to 4 miles wide. And Blue Water Manor is in a bay. So, we barely made it to the end of the bay to be able to look down the lake a distance before we were tired enough to decide we had gone far enough. We stayed there, not paddling, for a long while before heading back to shore - determined to make the most of our time on the water. We chased some ducks, then headed in.
Then it was time for dinner
We then walked to Cate's Italian Restaurant. Here, we also entered awkwardly and waited awkwardly to be seated awkwardly. I don't think it was us, either, because many other patrons came by during the length of our meal and were awkwardin their waiting and seating. We're not sure what it was about this tourist town out of it's tourist season that made the Maitre D's awkward. For example, as we sat there, the woman in charge of Cate's, we'll call her Cate, even though I don't know if that was her name, had a weird business sense. A pair of people asked to be sat for dinner. They said, "Do you have room to seat us?" (mind you we were sitting outside surrounded by empty tables) Cate says, "No - but I will at some point. Have a drink at the bar, I'll come get you when I can seat you." We don't think she believes in waiting lists. A group of 11 came up and asked for a table, even offering to wait if none were available. Cate said, "Nope - I won't have room. Thanks for coming, though, maybe come back later." We thought it awkward to send away 11 paying patrons.
Anyway, th food was amazing. We split a Chicken and eggplant, pasta dish. We just figured out this splitting a dish to save money because restaurants always give bigger than necessary portions. It was awesome.
We spent our night wishing we could make a bon fire, but instead watching a movie on the TV. Ahh Lake George, we like you.