We went to Lake George in upstate NY for a week and let me tell you how much I needed it. My parents rented two cabins – mind you they were fairly big, slept 15 people fairly comfortably – and we came in from NJ, my bro in from Long Island, and my sister in from Chicago.
Fan – Freakin – Tastic.
I had been thinking how I have a huge project ramping up soon and how I’ve needed a vacation for a while now. So needless to say, the timing was perfect. I went to get Gillian in Rhode Island at her Celiac Camp (i designed the site thank you very much) and from there to Lake George. Nice 8.5 hour drive…
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Here’s the catch – I couldn’t check in until Saturday at 4 and we had to pick Gillian up at 1 on Friday. Found a little campsite, pitched the tent, crashed for 10 hours or so, and packed up quickly and went to Silver Bay YMCA grounds. Picture the set of Dirty Dancing and you’ll be just about right.
Hilly, picturesque, lots of stuff to do. Ever notice when you’re out and about on a vacation like this, you eat like a fiend? I lost 5 lbs. My aunt rented a boat and we took the kids skiing and tubing.
Yes friends and neighbors, aside from being 41, aside from the last time I had been skiing was in college and before that at 16 at my friends house in NH, I not only got up on two skis, I managed to drop one and slalom for almost a full rotation – we had island markers about 1/2 mile apart 🙂 FUN FUN FUN! Felt like I had no arms left when I was done, but it kicked so much ass.
The long and short of it is, I am so totally relaxed, so totally reconnected with my immediate and extended family, and I’m ready to go back to work and get this thing up and running in 2 months. At one point, there is this labyrinth that they have. It’s a walking maze and you release, receive, and renew as you walk through it. All I asked for was some calming peaceful energy and man did I get it. I stood in the middle of this brick maze, stared across the beautiful lake at the mountains in the distance and found my place to go when I’m stressed and anxious. A few deep breaths and I know I can be right back there.
Anyway, here are some pics – Yeah, that’s me doing the William Tell thing in the black shirt.