Saturday, November 9, 2013

Chapter 13 - An In-Between Update

First, we would like to inform you that we have lost an important member of our team.  In 2011, Chip rigged up an ad-hoc hummingbird feeder with a Gulden's mustard jar, the bottom of an old feeder and electrical wire.  Sadly, we discovered that it developed a crack that couldn't be salvaged when we visited in July.

We rooted around the property and found another feeder to replace our old friend, so you can breathe a sigh of relief that we are not without entertainment.  We went up in July for a legitimate vacation and wanted to share with you some of the other fun pastimes around town.

Schroon Lake 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

There is nothing better than a small town parade.  Some floats threw candy, others threw beads, but the best floats tossed out Frisbees printed with their business info.  Brilliant!  Later after the parade ended, there were hoards of young folks throwing these Frisbees around the town park while waiting for the fireworks to start.  The fireworks display was a nice show over Schroon Lake.

Ausable Club 4th of July Fireworks (St. Huberts/Keene Valley)

Imagine laying your blanket down on the golf course, sipping your beverage of choice, while watching a fireworks show that knocks your socks off.  The golf course is surrounded by several High Peaks that capture and echo the booming sound of the show, the shells explode so close overhead that you feel like you can reach out and touch them.

Not your average movie (Lake Placid and Schroon Lake)

Want a throw-back movie experience, including throw-back prices?  Take in a flick at The Palace or The Strand before they’re gone.  There are heavy red velvet curtains, gilded gold moldings, glittering marquees and movies on FILM.  The movie industry is changing and these theaters need to convert to the new digital technology or risk going dark.  Read more about their transition here:  Go Digital or Go Dark Campaign

Hiking in North Hudson

Hiking to Moose Mountain Pond was the best hiking experience we’ve had to date.  A waterfall greeted us shortly into the hike and the final destination was absolutely beautiful with creature comforts that would make an overnight stay a little less like camping (outhouse!).  Round trip – 6.4 miles.


This is just a short list of things that we did on our vacation and there is so much more!  We’ll eventually tackle it all and share it with you here.  We hope that you’ll join us someday to experience it for yourself.

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