The faculty of making stupid discoveries by accident. The name of my first Fantasy Football Team. Neither of which have anything to do with this blog. I just like the word. Deal with it !!!!!!
A 3 Hour Tour – Day 2
OK so it wasn’t 3 hours it was only 2 and it wasn’t a cabin cruiser it was a steamboat LOL. But no matter what the vehicle or the time frame it was a really nice way to spend some time on the Lake. (BTW – how did MaryAnne, Ginger and Mrs. Howell have all those clothes on board?)
When we were in Lake George last fall we went on an boat tour of Lake George. It was on an honest-to-goodness Steamboat and everytime the steam whistle blew we got covered in mist. The boat was called the Mini-Haw-Haw and it is one of the last steamboats in the US that runs under real steam power. You can even walk through the room where the steam machine thingy is (ok so maybe I didn’t pay attention to the terminology LOL) and see how the steam is produced.
This time we went on another boat the Ste. Sacrement. We took the 2 hour cruise which included a buffet lunch and with the extra hour the boat cruised further north into the Lake than the one we had been on previously.
Lunch was pleasant – a buffet that included Roast beef, ham, turkey, a lot of different salads, potatoes, rolls, soup – all the standard stuff. Dessert was a Tiramisu that was very good – light on the coffee. After lunch we were able to either stay at our table and watch the lake go by or hit the outer decks and bask in the sun. We chose to bask in the sun.
Lake George is a fairly large lake and at it’s deepest runs about 200 feet. The village of Lake George sits to the west of the lake. Behind the village is a set of hills. There are a few homes setting up high in the hills – what magnificent views they must have To the east, another ridge of high hills encloses it with the cottages and homes sitting at the bottom of the hills. The hills on both sides of the lake essentially puts Lake George and the surrounding areas in the valley at the south end of Adirondack Park.
The tour took us north up the lake. We passed Millionaires Row – which is aptly named – some of the “cottages” are bigger than what I would call a mansion on this side of the border. Some of them that were once single family homes have been converted into resorts of the Rich and Famous kind. The one thing I noticed about alot of them was the size of the surrounding property and the “boat houses”. The boat houses ranged from your basic boathouse to buildings that were more like floating cottages. Most had at least 2 garage doors and decks on top. Alot had been modelled after the original style of the building on the property. It was actually kind of cool to see a boathouse that was a mini version of the main house/cottage. The properties were all nicely manicured and since it was the beginning of June, alot of flowers were in bloom. We also passed the Sagamore Hotel and Resort. This was the third version of the original hotel and it is much more grand than the original. It immediately brough to mind the movie Dirty Dancing. Although the movie wasn’t filmed there it could have been. For some reason the Sagamore sounded very familiar to me but I am not sure why and I still haven’t figured it out. But I will after some more research. I am by no means a cheap person but I refused to pay $37.00 for a paperback book on the boat with the history of the Sagamore! I may be a tourist but I am not stupid LOL.
Rick has much better pictures on his camera so I will have to get them from him and post them later.
After the boat docked everyone went on their separate ways. Adam and I chose to hit the vendors that were set up for Americade. Most of them were Motorcycle related and since I don’t own a bike I skipped over the majority of the booths. My search was more for other things – like jewelry. I did manage to find a vendor who sold the type of jewelry I was looking for. I had been to Niagara Falls last summer and found a store that sold awesome stuff. I picked up a ring and earrings to match. They were a little pricey but good value for the price. At Lake George I found the necklace to match. Right there on Day 2 my trip was made! LOL. I still had to find an outfit for my cousin Kate’s wedding reception in Minneapolis but that wouldn’t come until Shopping Day LOL.
I watched a bike being airbrushed and it was truly a work of art.
There were a myriad of vendors selling everything that one could ask for if you owned a bike. Alas I don’t so after a quick cruise by we left the vendors.
Walking back to the motel took me by the main Harley set up. Here you could test drive a Harley and there was a pretty good line up for it. I couldn’t test drive one – no motorcycle licsence – but I watched for a little bit and it was kind of funny. Most of the “test drivers” were men and they all looked really excited to be waiting to test drive a Harley. LOL. Going by the Harley area also took me passed a long line of bikes…
- Harley Row
I started walking back to the motel and that’s when I discovered that although it is uphill, if you walk on the west side of the street it is a little less of an incline, almost like a race track that is banked. This was good info to know as we walked back and forth all the time and it didn’t seem to be as much of a daunting task if you were on the west side LOL.
Back at the motel Sue and Rick were poolside catching some sun so I joined them and got a bit of colour finally…
Rick decided to skip dinner and take a nap so Sue, MaryJane, Adam and I headed back into town to see what was on the menu. We ended up at JC Montana’s on the patio. Everyting on the menu sounded great – I hate menu’s for that reason LOL, again I settled on appetizers – a bowl of steammed mussels and a small ceasar salad. The problem was that it had started getting cooler and after spending some time in the sun all day Sue and I were freezing. We hadn’t brought jackets – when we left the motel the sun was still out, but now the clouds were starting to come in and with them the cooler night air. What is a tourist too do???? Well, you just go next door to the T-Shirt shop and get a warm sweater LOL.
Sue and I both went and she found a fleece in her size no problem. They didn’t have my size but the guy in the store said he would run down the street to the other store and check. They didn’t have one either but he said that he would go up to the stock room and look there. By this time dinner was on the table so I told him “Thanks but I gotta go”. Sue and I went back to the patio to eat. Next thing I know the guy from the store is there with my shirt which was still warm from the printing of the logo on it LOL. Sue and I are now called the “DILLIGAF” twins due to our orange fleece’s LOL.
If you don’t know what DILLIGAF is ask me and I will tell you privately LOL this is a family blog!!!!!
After a quick walk around town to check out the bikes and some people watching it was back to the deck for a Bailey’s…(does anyone notice a trend here LOL?) Time to rest up – tomorrow is shopping day – YEAH!!!!!!