Monday, August 1, 2016

Lake Placid


Lake Placid is a resort town in the Adirondacks, a region that is heavily-wooded. The Adirondacks cover 6 million acres and are committed to be "forever wild." The area has beautiful scenery and lots of places to go hiking, boating and enjoy other recreational activities.

On Saturday I rode up on my motorcycle, savoring windy country roads. The mountains are so pretty that you want to stop the bike and just stare. I live on a flat sandbar with little nature so these bucolic sights are unfamiliar to me.

The first night here I ran into a bunch of bikers from a motorcycle club I used to belong to. This was their one big ride of the year. (To me, it's simply what I'm doing this month.) We had fun hanging out and catching up.

The next day I spent a wonderful time with my friend Aimee who lives north of the Adirondacks. She drove an hour south to meet me. We talked, walked, visited interesting places and went on a long hike through a nature park. Aimee is smart, informed and a charming conversationalist. I always enjoy her company.

Aimee is also a talented, professional seamstress. She told me about commission work she does and I asked her if she'd be willing to make something special for me. She agreed and an idea was borne for my next big blog-project. It will take a few months but I enjoy the process of developing these projects. (You may remember my last one: the mermaid post.)

This trip was just what I needed -- good riding, visits to nature, and fun times with friends. That's what vacations are for. Where are you going this year?























31 comments:

  1. Sounds perfect - nice riding, good roads, great views and nice friends. Glad you had a good trip x

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    1. Thanks, Zoe. You set the standard with the mega-trip you just did.

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  2. What great photos! I cannot wait to see your surprise project.

    It was a perfect weekend for a hike.

    I'm planning on visiting family and friends out in BC next week.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Ah, BC. I'm dying to explore that area. The problem is it's so far away. Have fun!

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  3. That lake is beautiful. I could stare at that photo for hours <3 I really love being outdoors. It's the best thing in the world.

    I heard of Lake Placid through that movie from years ago about a giant crocodile lol. I didn't know it was an actual lake at first.

    I always go to Hot August Nights every year. This would have been my 8th year. But unfortunately, the person I was going to go with fell ill :( It's okay, though. I have three more trips planned this year: Lake Tahoe, Mexico, and I have to squeeze in Miami somewhere between the two. I also want to go to Yosemite in the fall but we'll see :)

    xo Azu

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    1. The outdoors are really beautiful. We should all visit nature once in a while. Thanks for reminding me about the 1999 movie; I'm gonna rent it again. Your trips sound good!

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  4. I cannot WAIT to see the next project. HOW are you going to top the mermaid!???!!
    The photos are gorgeous- what an apt name Lake Placid is!

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    1. That's the problem with raising the bar -- your next effort has to top it! I promise my best try.

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  5. Is this where the movie Lake Placid was made?

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    1. No. The movie was supposed to be set in Maine; I can't find out where it was actually filmed.

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  6. How wonderful! I've said it before, but I'll say it again, it's magnificent that you're able to experience so many blogger meetups throughout the year. I hope that lots more come your way in the remaining months of 2016 and beyond.

    Very, very excited to see and hear more about your next commissioned outfit project. I'm sure it's going to be spectacular!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I'm sure you'll like it -- I'm thinking vintage-style!

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  7. Lake Placid was a horror movie, wasn't it ? It's indeed a wonderful place from what I see...so glad you are having fun my friend =) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

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    1. In 1999, they made a movie with a huge crocodile in the lake -- which could never happen in real life.

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  8. Sperp photos, I love each one as a piece of story. i actually have a similar sky photo... maybe we were having the same strange weather that day. Cant wait to see what Aimee comes up with! Kudos to her talent and beauty!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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  9. Oh I love that pictures of the round flowers where you can see the bees!
    I am not taking a vacation but am attending a wedding soon in Cuzco - so it will double as one.

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  10. I use to live in the PNW so I know the views can be astonishing. So crazy you ran in to your old Moto club. And how exciting Aimee is going to make something for you. Excellent!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  11. Sounds like a nice break! The lake is beautiful :)

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  12. Oh wow, that IS a huge area of woodland! Great there are these natural heavens on earth.

    -Kati

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  13. Such beautiful photos! It looks like you had a lovely day, with gorgeous weather. How fun that you ran into your old biker friends too!

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  14. What a striking photo of those lavender and white flowers - just beautiful.

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  15. Whenever I hear Lake Placid, I always think of that movie with the giant crocodile, haha. I am glad to see there are no giant crocodiles there. ;) And your photos are beautiful! Your vacation sounds absolutely perfect! Friends, hiking, biking and nature - sounds divine! :) I can't wait to see your new project!

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  16. Beautiful scenery, also somewhat familiar (lake, forests, nature... You could have been in my neighbourhood!). How to great to run into old friends, what a small world!

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  17. I'm excited to hear more about your new project!! I'm glad you had a lovely trip. :) Hmmm... where will I go... good question, I'll get back to you. I think I may have a trip coming up soon. :)

    www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

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  18. Looks like a gorgeous place to spend a day! I'm excited to see what your next project is!

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  19. Being in nature brings out a different part of us that needs to breathe more than we realize. I'm so glad that you got out in the woodlands and that you got together with your friend Aimee. She is a beautiful woman and how terrific that she has agreed to make you a special outfit. HOORAY !Whatever it is!

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  20. Being in nature brings out a different part of us that needs to breathe more than we realize. I'm so glad that you got out in the woodlands and that you got together with your friend Aimee. She is a beautiful woman and how terrific that she has agreed to make you a special outfit. HOORAY !Whatever it is!

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  21. Love hearing about your trips ... Gorgeous photos!!!!

    My BIG trip this year is going to New Zealand in 3 weeks time for the first time to visit and friend and attend a wedding.

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  22. Always refreshing to come here and read your blogs, I call it my blog marathon,xx Bing.
    www.bingyourstyle.com

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Bing!

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