Monday, September 28, 2009

The Adirondacks

This past weekend, My hubby and I drove up to the Adirondacks. Old Forge is a quaint village with little gift shops and a variety of restaurants. We had lunch at Slickers overlooking the beach. The 'souvenir shops' are loaded with bears, loons and deer items, handmade log furniture and bags of balsam pine needles - EVERY shop carried these items! And one even had a real bear, stuffed, and on display at the entry of the store:
People were lined up to have their photo taken with him...
Deer were everywhere, even on the walls!
We took the chairlift up McCauley Mountain to view the foliage.
Peak foliage will probably be in about 7-10 days but it was still beautiful...

The chairlift back down the mountain was a bit scary at first, but the beautiful view took my mind of the height!
On the way home we had dinner at the east end of Oneida Lake, at Sylvan Beach, at Sea Shells restaurant. The view is usually of a bright sunset, however the clouds rolled in quickly late afternoon and the sun set behind thick gray clouds...

On the way up to Old Forge I saw a beautiful field of sunflowers. Impatient hubby said "we'll stop on our way back"....and remember those thick gray clouds...well, no reason to stop for that photo! He must have felt guilty because today he came home with a bright cheery bouquet of:
SUNFLOWERS! Nothing like a bouquet of flowers to hide the thick gray clouds!


  1. The mountains look so inviting!
    Thanks for stopping by and recommending your thrifty redo's---ok I've got to say that the "naughty chair" was pretty cool.BUT--I LOVE the black and white striped table-- So much!!!! I never would of thought of something like that. I think I'm very, very tempted to give it a try. You're an inspiration!! Have a great week!

  2. Patti - What a wonderful getaway! It looks beautiful and I can see the leaves starting to turn in your pictures. Have a great week.


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