Aug. 4-6th 2017
Friday after work I rushed home and packed up the rav4 and we headed to the Adirondacks for the weekend.
We took Route 8 north heading to my co-worker and friend Tracy's camp on Brant Lake. Route 8 was a beautiful drive. Mark and I fell in love with the area along Hinkley Reservoir. I decided I want to move. (I guess we will have to see about this..)
We stopped at the Oxbow Inn for a snack. Too much food!!! But yummy!
When we arrived at Tracy's....we were welcomed to this.....
Tracy made sausage with peppers and onions for dinner, and we enjoyed a fire with some alcoholic beverages. RELAXATION!
The males in our party spent the evening discussing horses. Tracy's husband Matt and her son Taylor are especially interested in horse racing. Mark was in heaven. They planned an early morning at the track the following day. This plan changed as the weather reports predicted rain and thunder.
The predictions of thunder and rain were wrong. Although there was overcast the sun eventually poke. Tracy and I discussed plans to go to a few local shops before taking out the boat and I tried out my camera a little while she got ready for the day.
Below are Three brothers mountain ranges.
These pictures do not capture the beauty of the area.
I found a heron and zoomed in as close as I could.
Tracy and I went into town and visited a few of the country stores. Big foot was visiting this one.
Originally the plan was to do some swimming. It had not really warmed up enough to take advantage of the lake for some leisure time in the water. I didn't even wear my suit. I did however bring it, and after some discussion about getting in and feeling I would regret it if I didn't we changed on the open waters and jumped in.
It was COLD...but refreshing. I am not nearly as adventurous as I once was...but I was not about to miss an opportunity to take a dip in the middle of that lake.
Wet, refreshed and a bit chilly we headed back to camp to prepare for the afternoon. Time to meet up with the fella's at the race course.
The plan was for the guys to head to the track early and for me to meet Mark later and head home from there.
Despite this being Mark's most favorite thing in the world. He had actually had enough of the track. He did go with Matt and Taylor to the morning workout and enjoyed that, but later went to the Raceino for some gaming. I met him there later in the day.
I woke up early and enjoyed the outdoors with a cup of coffee.
Maybe it was my imagination or the ominous call of those crows...or maybe I was just to lazy to take one more step...I don't know, but I decided that I didn't feel that particularly safe. I know it's crazy... what is some crazed woodsmen going to come running out of the forest and chop me to bits? Maybe Jason's Friday the 13th killer is watching me drag my fat arse up this hill and thinks...well that will be an easy chase, or maybe it was a bear licking her lips at the idea of just how good I might taste.....whatever was in my head...I decided to descend the hill and head back to Tracy's camp. Chicken!!!! Yep!
It wasn't shortly after I returned that Tracy awoke. After coffee and some breakfast we were off on another water craft. This time it was a kayak.
I could have continued deeper, but we choose to let these beavers hard work rest and head back.
Thank you so much Tracy. TTFN