High Peaks of the Adirondacks
Yesterday was the perfect day for a drive up north to see how spring is progressing in the North country! We enjoyed a nice ride up and stopped frequently to take some photos and enjoy the scenery. We did notice a fire in the Village of Lake George. It turns out a large section of buildings caught on fire and burned nearly to the ground. This is very bad for the village as tourist season is about to start! Our destination for the day was Lake Placid where the 1980 winter Olympics were held. The village is now host to many conventions and sporting events and well as a major tourist destination! We took the elevator to the top of the ski jump tower to enjoy the 360 degree view. We also stopped to visit John Brown's farm. John Brown was a famous abolitionist who was involved in the Harper's Ferry incident in the Civil War times. We then headed out to do some Geocaching. This is my newest hobby! It involves using a GPS until to locate hidden caches, usually in the forest. This is a lot of fun and a good way to get some much needed exercise! All in all it was a good day! Today will be a shorter day for outings due to the NASCAR race at Taledega on TV this afternoon! Happy Spring everyone!