Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 1 in Lake George

It was a very quiet night, only one other overnighter in that we could see in our part of the campground. Libby had an excellent night. We got up at 6:45 and went for a longer walk than usual so Kathy could sleep in. We  learned  terrible news in an email from Martha that Jean had slipped on wet leaves, fallen and was taken by ambulance to hospital. We eventually learned that she had broken her leg in two places and would need surgery tomorrow.
In the afternoon we rode our bikes into Lake George Village. There is a paved bicycle path outside the campground.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dunromin to Lake George New York

We were ♪♫ On The Road Again...♫♪ at 7:35 am. for our six day getaway. It was a brisk 4ยบ but at least the rain had ended overnight. Kathy had driven  all the way from her cottage the night before in a steady rain.
At this hour, traffic was light as we motored south on hwy 11 to hwy 60 east through Algonquin Park.  We drove through occasional showers. We stopped in Barry's Bay for some gas @ $1.16.9 / litre. We made another brief stop at a truck plaza just off hwy 17 at Arnprior for lunch. It was raining steadily so Libby showed no interest in going outside.
We took hwy 416 south, crossed hwy 401 and crossed into the United States at approx. 2 pm.. at Ogdensburg.  We had a ten minute wait as only one lane was open at the US Customs. No problem there. I answered the usual  questions and we were on our way on winding secondary hwys  southeast through The Adirondack Park. It was a beautiful drive past several lakes and would have been more beautiful if it had not been for the steady rain falling  and low clouds. We stopped briefly at one scenic vista for Libby.
The last leg of our 720 km drive which took us 10 hours 20 minutes, was faster on I 87. We arrived at
King Phillips Campground just north of Lake George Village at 5:55 pm.. The office was closed but our site information was left in a night box. We were set up on our pull through  site with full amenities before it got dark. We were in bed early by 10:30.