Spring Has Sprung

 

well I know its been awhile since I posted, I guess one could say I’m a once a month(er) around here. I try honestly I do, but I’m still having issues with the new pc. and windows I get frustrated and leave . windows and WP don’t like each other ..I guess.

any way, I do keep tabs on a few folks here on my ipad.

and..April was a busy month for us.. let me show you

 

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my beautiful and only Granddaughter  had her first birthday. she just tickles my heart:)!
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 and a few weeks later was m Husbands birthday, since we R empty nesters I spoil Him.. we celebrated for a week
1st thing we did, was go to a play of sorts..called  Summer Of Love.  it was set to Ballet and all 60’s music , with the period clothing.  we actually loved it.

moving on..

 

 

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since I have 2 cats and no sitter for them.. we take a lot of short trips.. so off to the mountains we went. so very very peaceful, not many peeps travel to this region in April:) still snow in a lot of areas. and lets not for get the mud!!!
hers a just a few shots from the Adirondack Mnts.

 

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and back home its almost lilac season, and that means festival time. and if you know me.. you know I avoid crowds, so this is my go to spot.. till the festival begins:)
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perfect time to see families enjoying  the park
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Poets Garden, I love to come here, and just breath!
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well that about does it. it was a busy month. and of course my issue with windows, is never going away. I think ill have to blog from my ipad. for the summer:)

have an enjoyable rest of the week, if you stopped by,and if you did thank you :)!!!!

 

Part 2 my Adirondack vacation

The Adirondack region was one of the last areas of the northeastern United States to be explored; the headwaters of the Hudson River near Lake Tear of the Clouds on the slopes of Mount Marcy were not discovered until more than fifty years after the discovery of the headwaters of the Columbia River in the Canadian Rockies. Although a few sportsmen had shown some interest earlier, the publication of William H. H. Murray‘s Adventures in the Wilderness; Or Camp-Life in the Adirondacks in 1869 started a flood of tourists to the area, leading to a rash of hotel building and the development of stage coach lines. Thomas Clark Durant, who had helped to build the Union Pacific railroad, acquired a large tract of central Adirondack land and built a railroad from fashionable Saratoga Springs to North Creek. By 1875 there were more than two hundred hotels in the Adirondacks, some of them with several hundred rooms; the most famous was Paul Smith’s Hotel

it was essential to make a living .. and farming the earth was almost impossible
it was essential to make a living .. and farming the earth was almost impossible besides honey and maple syrup , they raised sheep  and of course logging
things were mighty tough back in the day.. still loggers have a difficult job even today
things were mighty tough back in the day.. still loggers have a difficult job even today
Raquette lake trail
Raquette lake trail

The Great Camp tradition has analogs in the western United States, especially in the Rocky Mountains. Closely tied to the dude ranch tradition, elaborate private lodges and cabins owned by groups of wealthy Easterners were constructed in the wilderness. Often families originated from New York or Chicago, and traveled by train to spend long periods in summer in the high country. Some lodges in the West were built by railroad interests, who were able to pick the best land while surveying potential railroad routes.The early Great Camps started life as simple tent camps, often on land initially leased from hotel owners, as hotel guests sought a more authentic wilderness experience. The tent camps evolved into tent platforms or lean-tos and then into compounds of rustic cabins. Even in the early stages, some of these camps became quite elaborate. In 1883 one of the first families on Upper St. Regis Lake, the Anson Phelps Stokes, would arrive in a “special parlour horse car direct from 42nd street to Ausable for $100.” The party consisted of ten family members and an equal number of servants, “three horses, two dogs, one carriage, five large boxes of tents, three cases of wine, two packages of stovepipe, two stoves, one bale of china, one iron pot, four washstands, one barrel of hardware, four bundles of poles, seventeen cots and seventeen mattresses, four canvas packages, one buckboard, […], twenty-five trunks, thirteen small boxes, one boat, one hamper”, all of which was then transferred to wagons for the 36 mile ride to Paul Smiths, and thence by boat to their island campsite.

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the “wheel”house
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boards were often laid to cover small ponds, easier access
can you imagine??? i cant!!!
can you imagine??? i cant!!!
ohh lookie there me:)
ohh lookie theres me:)…the Big Girl
the last time we went to this musei=um these steps called the romanic steps were open, and if you look carefully at the top you can see another building
the last time we went to this museum these steps called the romantic steps were open, and if you look carefully at the top you can see another building. its been shut down. to much to repair 😦
encase you still dot know where i am.. the Olympics were held in the Adirondacks in in 1932 and then again in 1980
in case you still dot know where i am.. the Olympics were held in the Adirondacks in in 1932 and then again in 1980
an out of the way farm house, not very close to town
an out of the way farm house, not very close to town
a typical cabin. i was surprised to see so much color
a typical cabin. i was surprised to see so much color
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the only entertainment
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we walked and walked we were as high as we could go at the museum
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an idea of where we were, see inlet is wayyyy over in the corner
time to head back to our own "camp"
time to head back to our own “camp”
even the dog spotted me in town
even the dog spotted me in town
yep making friends at the bar.. they live a few towns over from us. nope never saw them b4 in my life
Meet Barb and Mike….yep making friends at the bar.. they live a few towns over from us. nope never saw them b4 in my life
and back at the Motel... this is a family owned place here we have the Husband and the 2 kids.. wife ran to the bakery to buy the morning danish. which they do every morning BTW.
and back at the Marina Motel… this is a family owned place here we have the Husband and the 2 kids.. wife ran to the bakery to buy the morning Danish. which they do every morning BTW.
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all kinds of things to do on a rainy day.. there a TV over on the other corner, with cozy furniture
 this is their hospitality room, lots to do down here, if you have kids. they are also animal friendly
this is their hospitality room, lots to do down here, if you have kids. they are also animal friendly

thank you for stopping by, have a pleasant week-end

Part 2 of my short Mountain Vacation

Going between old forge ,Inlet, and Blue Mnt. Lake NY, can get challenging  at times, and fall being one of the times, especially if they decide to lay new asphalt. but, it was all good , we dealt with it ,with a positive attitude.

one of my favorite stops.. Raquette Lake
one of my favorite stops.. Raquette Lake,NY. we usually get on the boat you see over in the corner,  and take the ride, and learn about the all the Important people.. from back in the day.. Important ,powerful and very very rich !!  but im gonna pass that by this blog:)
like stepping into another era... this box of a building sits on Raquette lake, offering a small grocery store, the post office and... over favorite place... of course
like stepping into another era… this box of a building sits on Raquette lake, offering a small grocery store, the post office and… over favorite place… of course  the TAP ROOM.  its crazy kool, like you cant imagine.  they do serve some bar food, and there’s a juke box, and all the Raquette(ters)…lol…i don’t know what they call the people who live here, but they can sure tell some good stories. and they are all to ready to tell you ..probably the biggest fish tale you’ll ever hear. . we always stop in when we r here. but it was too early this day
a quick ride back to the other end... Old Forge... they have the biggest  hard ware/five&dime store you'll ever find. another haunt of ours
a quick ride back to the other end… Old Forge… they have the biggest hard ware/five&dime store you’ll ever find. another haunt of ours
yep more hard ware store
yep more hard ware store, i could go on and on but we’ll stop here and continue on our little adventure
the deer are so use to seeing people, i was standing right next to this guy/gal
the deer are so use to seeing people, i was standing right next to these two

well its time to move along

just driving to our next stop
just driving to our next stop
 getting close now:)
getting close now:)
early supper at another favorite place of our The RED DOG. just down the road from our motel..very handy:)
early supper at another favorite place of ours The RED DOG. just down the road from our motel..very handy:) there use to be a big red  Irish setter who walked around all the time, but we’ve been coming for 30 years now. Hes long gone:(
u can see from the flags on the ceiling.. they get many out of state visitors:)
u can see from the flags on the ceiling.. they get many out of state and country visitors:)
smelling a few flowers along the way, back to our motel
smelling a few flowers along the way, back to our motel
the Motel Mascot , He is an awesome dog
the Motel Mascot , He is an awesome dog, yes thats my shadow
wondering if theres going to be a camp fire tonight. i go the marshmallows
wondering if theres going to be a camp fire tonight. i go the marshmallows….
no way am i ever gonna sit in that swing.   behind that swing is a 50 ft. drop
no way am i ever gonna sit in that swing. behind that swing is a 50 ft. drop
well.. doesnt look  like a fire tonight, too wet out. . thanks for stopping by.  next up is the Museum.. see ya all in a few day
well.. doesn’t look like a fire tonight, too wet out. . thanks for stopping by. next up is the Museum.. see ya all in a few days

our Columbus weekend getaway

the Adirondack Park  are about a 3 hour drive for us.,  a bit of Geography before i start with my photos.. and oh boy do i have photos.  i love going to the Mnts. .. at certain times of the year.. well 6 months out of the year to be exact.  when there’s no snow..to be any clearer:)  this time of year its great for leaf peeping the colors are extraordinary

this Mnt range  form a massif in the northeast of Upstate New York. the Mnts form a circular dome pattern of about 160  miles in diameter and about 1 mile high the current relief owes much to glaciation (wiki) there’s much History on these mnts. I’ll get into that when we reach the Museum …some time this week.

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excuse the glare. when we go for a short week end we usually just stay on route 28 and go anywhere between old forge and blue mnt. lake. and stay in Inlet, which is in the middle
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it rained the entire first day, but by evening i was able to snap off a few. this was taken with my i phone 6. just before sunset
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we have just entered the Adirondack Park
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this lake stems around parts of old forge all the way over to parts of inlet, and we always take the back road (south shore ) to see wild life. and we have too, bear, and deer of course, but all in all the years we’ve taken back roads we have never seen a moose:(
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these critters are so use to people, im standing right next to this one.. most of these were taken with my I phone, i didnt want to take the chance of getting my Camera wet. …no Bear this trip
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this is right next to our motel.
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taking a little drive for dinner
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Just something i liked:)
it stated out the day from hell, we should be use to that nothing ever goes weel for us on vacation
it stated out the day from hell, we should be use to that nothing ever goes well for us on vacation. our  C.C was compromised , most likely happened the last time we were in Fl.!!!  needless to say My Husband now hates that state!!
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i don’t get out to shoot much at nite time, i really like how this turned out.. of course its not nite for normal people , but it is for us.. 🙂 we are very early risers. this was taken about 7pm.. again with my I phone
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ahhh, thank the Gods , Saturday was beautiful!!! yep still using my I phone. that’s Dave’s head in the middle chair. taken at the Woods Inn
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as cold as it has been up there already.. there were still flowers. and out motel (we always stay at least2 nites here,over the past 30 years) always has these at every door way. last time we were here i was able to shoot a few humming birds.
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a little strip of Inlet NY. this town is always bustling we got in before the crowds , Columbus week end is a biggie here, most of the places shut down the day after. till the snow flies, then its time for snowmobiles and other winter activities.. that’s when you’d never find me in these parts
and that will do it for this leg of my journey , ill be back in a few days, if you stopped by, i hope you enjoyed the visit. and come back real soon,
and that will do it for this leg of my journey , ill be back in a few days, if you stopped by, i hope you enjoyed the visit. and come back real soon, id love to show you more of our Mountains, and what we do when we go there.

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