Direktlänk till inlägg 31 juli 2021

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Av EvaLena Hallgren - 31 juli 2021 15:54

Finally, a place with good WiFi so I could continue my story. 

So many days and I'm forgetting all the great places and roads so my story may be a little out of order. Right now we are in a town called Lewistown which is not far from Niagara Falls which Mom has been to once before but she promised to show me the falls tomorrow.

We have been driving up and around so many gorgeous mountains in the Appalachian park and seen so many amazing views around every corner.

We finally took a ferry from Vermont to New York


The goal was to get to Lake Placid village.

  As of the 2020 census, the population was 2,303. The town along with nearby Saranac Lake and Tupper lake comprises what is known as the Tri-Lakes region. Lake Placid hosted the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics and will host the 2023 Winter Universiade, so every single site had a lot of reconstructions going on.

We began at the bobsled place, and I thought Mom was going to take a ride, but it looked too much like a rollercoaster and that's not great for Mom


I'm the winner of everything so I will sit on the top one


Next, we visited the ski-jump area, and we watched people training to jump and make all kinds of acrobatics before landing in the water ...............quite courageous thought Mom


Mom noticed the flag from her puppy country was quite tattered, and offered to donate a newer one, but was told they were all to be replaced tomorrow.


Of course, we had to drive up the Whiteface Mountain which is the fifth-highest mountain in the U.S state of New York.. Set apart from most of the other High Peaks, the summit offers a 360-degree view of the Adirondacks and clear-day glimpses of Vermont and even Canada where the skyscrapers of Montreal are 80 miles (130 km) away, can be seen on a very clear day. The view was great but not THAT great.





 the mountain's east slope is home to a major ski area with the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, which hosted the alpine skiing competitions of the 1980 Winter Olympics which Mom's home country hero Stenmark won gold for Sweden.

Unique among the High Peaks, Whiteface features a developed summit and seasonal accessibility by car.

Whiteface Memorial Highway reaches a parking area at an elevation of 4,600 feet (1,400 m), with the remaining 267 feet (81 m) being obtained by a tunnel and an elevator. 

The drive-up was a piece of cake according to Mom but the last 81 m became quite hard since no elevator was working.



a lot of huffing and puffing and a couple of times Mom had to lift me up big boulders too high for me but we made it.

Mom claimed she was huffing because of the elevation .....................hmmm?



I met the cutest boy here and he had the same name as me I thought he looked a little like me too 



His brother was great too and I kept tickling his ears to make him laugh




Back down to the parking area, I ordered myself a pork sandwich which Mom grabbed???? 

Ok, I did get a few pieces




Here we met a great couple from Rochester 



After all this hiking and climbing we were both exhausted so we went to a Motel where the lady said she had good WiFi............she lied. Mom did her laundry and we made a very early night.

Up early continuing driving many scenic routes around the mountain, the first town was Saranac .................fog was thick


Many beautiful winding roads and we're following a river




We spent the next night in the forest and that was very nice and quiet

in the morning we drove through many small mountain villages that hadn't woken up yet, except for this diner where Mom went in for breakfast and surprise surprise............There's Darryl the chef from the local diner where we live............the world is small



Lunch was at another gorgeous place where this big guy lived. He didn't care too much about me and I was more focused on Moms quiche.

This would have been an awesome place to go Kayaking, but it was about to rain



In one sleepy town, a deer came to meet us. Mom rolled down the window and he gave me a quick sniff and went on his way.................Mom got so excited she could not get the camera up fast enough to get a better picture



Mom said there's a special animal that builds homes like this for themselves...............I take her word for it



Right now we're sitting next to a pool at the campsite (the only place with great WiFi) and I'm so terrified of the kids screaming and jumping into the water so I'm shaking.

Mom is feeling bad so I will continue this story early in the morning before the kids get up.

Talk to you tomorrow

All is well. ..........................













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