Last Friday we left to have a long weekend getaway in Lake Placid, New York. The ride was about seven hours with a few stops and a lunch. Traffic was heavy until we past the exits for Lake George. Then civilization was sparse, so was cell phone service and it was fantastic. The views were incredible, majestic mountains, large boulders and not many people-so beautiful.
The first two photos were taken from our balcony at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, we had a lovely suite with a sitting area besides the bed and a lake view right about the private beach area. I highly recommend the hotel. We received a complimentary bottle of wine and a goody bag upon check in. I love those sweet touches, seldom found while traveling.
Our lake was Mirror Lake, adjacent to Lake Placid. No motorized crafts are allowed on Mirror Lake so that means when you are swimming, or canoeing or boating or kayaking you will not be pummeled by a wake formed by speedboats, how thoughtful :)
The town had lots of shopping and many restaurants to choose from-oh and so dog friendly! I sort of wished I had Frodo with us. Many families and couples had their dogs on vacation.
On the beach of our hotel were two docks with boats, canoes, paddle boats, and kayaks all complimentary with the stay-first come first serve-no limit.
That's my husband, kayaking and now wanting to buy a lake house, and kayaks...we will see! I am not water adventurous like him but I did ride in a rowboat with him. Being a negative thinker I did not take the big camera or the iphone in case of capsizing..kind of wished I wasn't a negative thinker. But my cameras are safe!
I lugged around the big camera all weekend long in my purse and it was nice to use it. Lately I'm grabbing my iphone and I do like those photos but there's something about a DSLR that makes photography fun.
Oh this photo above was one of our lakeside dinners. It was my favorite meal. We had hummus with vegetables and pita bread-and simple sandwiches. Mine was a turkey cheddar apple on whole wheat bread with.....wait for it....cranberry mayonnaise - I could eat a VAT of that stuff. Probably not healthy but my oh my.
And this photo is a daybreak photo. Our last morning before packing up and heading home.
Later this week I'll show you where we adventured while there.