I’m back with part two of our ADK vacation!
On Friday morning we were all up fairly early, but had a low key morning. I eased into the day by drinking some green tea on the deck while soaking up the beautiful forest views. A group of us did a short yoga session to kick off the day followed by cheesy scrambled eggs, bacon, and monkey bread for breakfast. Yum! After breakfast a some of us went for a hike while others stayed back and enjoyed time at the house playing yard games and such. The hike was really nice, it was a bit of a climb at the end but the views were totally worth it!
It was mid-morning when we returned to the house and happily reunited with the group that stayed back. The girls enjoyed some time chatting on the deck while the boys did their thing. Before we knew it it was time for lunch. Josiah and I brought sandwich supplies, chips, and fruit for lunch on Friday and a hearty sandwich hit the spot.
Lunch was followed by more chit chat, showers, and relaxation before we gathered up motivation to head into town for the afternoon. We made our way to Lake Placid in two cars and spent the afternoon walking in and out of the shops and enjoying the quaint Adirondack village. After a few hours of shopping and spending some time by the lake we made our way to a BBQ restaurant called Smoke Signals for dinner. Unfortunately they didn’t have a table big enough to fit our whole group at the time so we had to split into separate tables near each other. We all agreed that it was a very good meal!
Upon returning to the house we didn’t wait long to get a bonfire up and burning and spent a couple of hours hanging around the fire, eating s’mores and talking. Once it was fully dark, we put the fire out and transitioned into the house for a game of “body body” which is a must play for our group of friends. After many laughs, heated discussions, and lots of running around in a dark house we were all sufficiently exhausted and it was well past many of our bedtimes. Even with our beds calling to us we couldn’t help but take advantage of the clear night sky and laid side by side on the deck watching the stars.
Saturday morning started in a similar way, and after an action packed day and night on Friday we all agreed to have a relaxing morning at the house rather than venture out for another morning hike. After breakfast we enjoyed playing yard games, chopping wood, building hammock towers and practicing yoga. Lunch was provided by David and was every kid’s dream meal of chicken nuggets, fries and quesadillas. We’ll take it! Post lunch everyone was feeling ready to get out for the day so we piled into the cars and made our way back to Lake Placid for a quick stop in the Olympic museum, and walk around mirror lake which concluded with a stop for some delicious ice cream treats from a local creamery on main street.
Since we had shopped quite a bit the day before we decided to keep our visit to lake Placid shorter on Saturday in anticipation of enjoying more down time at the house. Once back, the group split up into various activities, some played board games and the nintendo switch, while others read peacefully in the living room. Dinner was hot dogs, burgers, and pasta salad followed by a game of “hot seat” and then a fire, s’mores, and sharing embarrassing stories with each other. We were all pretty tired Saturday night, so not quite as many late night games happened that night. We had originally planned a stop for frisbee golf on Sunday, but ended up deciding to head home instead. The morning flew by and before we knew it we were saying goodbye to our rental house and a wonderful weekend getaway with friends.
Have a great day everyone!