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?