Showing posts from August, 2017


After almost 2 months of visiting family and friends with frequent venue changes we were looking forward to some quiet time in the amazing solitude of the lakes, rivers and mountains of the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks.  Wrong!  There is way too much to see and do here: paddling rivers and lakes, fly fishing, mountain biking, beautiful drives, and fantastic hiking.  I felt like a "kid in a candy shop" and couldn't wait to get the fun started.

     Our first adventure was a road trip into Lake Placid, a cute but super crowded tourist town. Situated on Lake Placid and Mirror Lake, the town was the home of the 1980 Winter Olympics.  A lot of the Olympic facilities still exist, so viewing athletes in training as well as watching competitions seemed to be a daily offering.
     Our campground in Wilmington, NY bordered on a mountain bike trail system.  One day off I went without any clue where the trails went and, invariably, I went the wrong way as my selected t…


We just completed our 2 month "whirlwind tour" of New England and it was a blast.  Instead of our usual scenic tours this trip was 100% focused on family and friends in the northeast.  We did a lot of moving around and it was exhausting, but well worth it.  A major focus of the trip was to catch up with the younger generation as they are buying houses and pumping out babies.  It was great to get one-on-one time with these wonderful people in their own homes.  Further, everybody had a place for us to park our rig on their driveway where we could stay for free!--a.k.a. "mooch-camping."

     AND the really big news--our youngest daughter Acacia and her husband Adam announced that they are pregnant with a girl!!!!  We are so happy for this wonderful couple and excited about becoming grandparents. is this going to impact on our travels???
     Our first stop was Sudbury, Mass to visit with Marie and Tom.  Nancy and Marie have been best friends since high…