We find ourselves in yet another beautiful area of our country. If you like hiking, biking and scenic views, this is another place to add on to your bucket list!
Lake Placid is a small, quaint, touristy town. It is as you can imagine, quite scenic being the site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. It was fun to see Olympic Village, Whiteface Mountain where the downhill events were held, the ski jumps and the ice arena. It was here that Brian Boitano won the gold for men’s figure skating. The ski jumps with the pool are how the trick jumpers train – interesting!
We enjoyed driving around Lake Placid as there were many beautiful homes and gardens.
One overcast day, Marj and I went out exploring the local shops and antique stores. Those are our kind of museums and we’re always on the hunt for new old treasures! Of course, that can be hard work so we have to take a rest now and then.
We decided to drive to the summit of Whiteface Mountain which was a beautiful drive. We all enjoyed the views from the top and explored the “castle” built for the veterans. Howie and I decided to climb the additional 1/4 mile to the observation point but stopped about a quarter of the way up when the stairs stopped and we started having to climb over boulders (pictured). We only had sandals on and felt it was a bit too dangerous for two old folks! The horseshoe lake behind us is actually Lake Placid.
We saw a vivid rainbow later in the day and even stopped at the North Pole, (New York that is!) Then we just drove through the countryside taking in the beauty around us!
In the evenings, the weather has been perfect for camp fires! Crisp cool air with minimal humidity and NO BUGS! Bring on the S’mores!
Here we are as we hit the road again, making our way westward. Along the way, we were blessed by another beautiful rainbow and many beautiful scenes. Next stop, Niagara Falls!
As always, thanks for traveling along with us. See you all at the Falls…..until then, HAPPY TRAILS!