A short drive from our house is the gorgeous Adirondack region of New York. On Tuesday, we drove to Lake Placid for a conference and enjoyed every minute of our time away. Only difficult part was leaving FG at home for two nights but since she was with Grandma Betty, she was fine and has forgiven me for abandoning her for the second time in one month. Abandoning is her description of choice for the situation.
Lake Placid is so clean and beautiful. We’ll no doubt be going again and again during our time here in New York especially to the ski slopes of Whiteface. We didn’t get a chance to ski this time but we did check it out for next winter.
Lake Placid has been the host of two Winter Olympics. The first was in 1932 and the second was in 1980 when the “Miracle on Ice” occured. That’s when the U.S. hockey team beat the Soviets. The town is quaint but oozes Olympic poshness with state of the art winter sports such as skiing, skating, bobsledding, ski jumps, luge, etc. All available to us laymen.
There are lots and lots of restaurants ~ so many that it was hard to decide where to go for our one free night on the town. We ended up going to dinner at Nicolas with 25 of FM’s colleagues and their spouses. Delicious italian food.
During the conference, we heard three interesting and entertaining speakers. More on that later…