July 8 – 22, 2016
We arrived in Lake George on my birthday, July 8. A day early, I might add, which was my fault. I don’t know what I was thinking. The staff was so very nice about it.King Phillips Campground located on Bloody Pond Rd., a few miles south on the center of Lake George, NY.Our site has a lot of trees. Nice and very shady site. This is a nice change since the last 3 weeks we have lived in full sun.It gets crowded in here on the weekends.Sunset through the canopy of trees.Plus we get to have a campfire again.
Saturday July 9, 2016 was rainy and overcast. So we decided to clean the inside, like the floors and the bathroom. Then we headed off to do the laundry. We decided to go to a laundromat instead of the campground laundry since we had so many dirty clothes. (Have not done laundry in 10 days.)We found this very nice and clean Dix Avenue Laundromat, in Queensbury, NY. They had multiple sizes of washers, TV and a lot of large dryers.They even have an exercise room with it’s own TV. There was lots of places to sit and a table where I could sit and write in my journal. We were done in about an hour. We headed to Walmart, of course. And got back to the 5th wheel to find this…The ceiling fan blade arm broke off. The fan blade was laying on the floor near the door and the fan was spinning wildly. Thank goodness we were not in the rig when this happened. No telling what injury we might have. Since the ceiling fan blades had broken before, we ended up with a whole new ceiling fan in a box from when we were in Ocala. So we opened the box and the blade holders are not the same color as the fan we have. Go figure!! Cliff put one of them on there anyway and we can still use it. We will change out the rest some other rainy day.
Monday July 11, 2016 – we found a really nice bike trail just outside of our campground. The Warren County Bikeway. This is a little different than the trail at Seneca Lake State Park, this one has hills.We ride from Bloody Pond Rd to Glen Lake and back. We also discovered a new app called Map My Ride. It has been a cool way to track where we ride, how far we ride, how long we ride and how fast we ride. This will be on the post I am working on called “A few of my favorite things…”
After our ride and showers we headed to Lake George. There is a trolley service into the village so you don’t have to worry about parking.Next door is a small amusement park called Magic Forest. It is really for small kids and families. The trolley stop is at the stone wall. You can see part of the bike trial in front of the stone wall.There is a BIG Uncle Sam and if you look really close to left of the ferris wheel is a large Paul Bunyan.
And there it is. The Beautiful Lake George. The Queen of American Lakes. It is 32 miles long and 3 miles wide at the widest.Look how clear the water is…Lots of parasailing on this lake.The Adirondack mountains all around.The Minne-Ha-Ha, one of the boats in the Lake George Steamboat Company. The beautiful Adirondac boat is part of the Lake George Shoreline Cruises. There are several options for cruises on Lake George. You can cruise in the morning, afternoon, lunch cruises and dinner cruises.This is the old railroad station, it is now the gift shop for the Lake George Steamboat Company. You can see Fort William Henry on right.There’s our trolley. The driver was very nice and even got off and pointed out a plaque he thought we would be interested in.Wilbur was a busy man. He was a seaman at age 15 and had a Masters license by 25. Then he became an attorney. He rebuilt the Lake George Steamboat Company and founded the New Orleans Steamboat Company. Pretty cool.The monument with Wilbur’s plaque.Cool little store fronts along the main street.
Then off to dinner with some friends from Blueberry Hill.Ninety Nine Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NYThere are 99 signs around the restaurant with reasons you should come here. The restaurant began in 1952 on 99 State St., Boston, MA. The founder, Charlie Doe was given a horseshoe for good luck by his wife. The logo was created when the horseshoe was placed around the nines of the address.Our Blueberry Hill and shuffleboard friends, Kenny and Linda. We had a great visit and the food was really good. It was nice to catch up. We are so glad we were able to make this happen.
Wednesday July 13, 2016 – we went for a very early bike ride, got cleaned up and headed back to Lake George for a 10:30 cruise. We chose the Lake George Steamboat Company because of the reviews I had read online and it was a narrated cruise with lots of information about the Lake.This picture is from their website. The Mohican was our boat.This is the picture I took.As we were leaving the dock. We got 2 chairs on the rail on the 2nd level.It is going to be a beautiful cruise. The large houses along the Lake is called Millionaire’s Row.There are some rather large homes along this beautiful lake. If I had that kind of money, I think I would have a house here too.The front lawn of this one was amazing. The Captain told us who owned these, but I could not remember them all and which name went to which house. Sorry.It was hot and hazy today, so the pictures do not show how blue the water is and the mountains are so green.This is the Sagamore Resort. They have rooms ranging from $399.00 to $1,119.00. High dollar kind of place.This hotel was built in 1883 and has a panoramic view of Lake George.Lots of waves as the boat goes by.It is stunning.There is an open air restaurant right on the water.Beautiful landscape along the lake.This is called the narrows and the captain took the boat right through it.“The Last of the Mohicans” was based here. The novel was published in 1826. The novel is set in 1757 during the French and Indian War. It details the transportation of the two daughters of Colonel Munro, Alice and Cora, to a safe destination at Fort William Henry. Most of the movie was filmed in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina though.Beautiful little islands everywhere.Most of the islands are owned by the State of New York. Some of the islands are single tent sites and you can only get there by water. Brett and Julie, you would love this place. Take your kayak and your tent and the whole island is yours for as long as you can reserve it. Some islands allow more than one tent and some have houses. But the only way to get to them is by water or snowmobile if the lake is frozen over.Then the Captain drove us into Paradise Bay.Very pretty in here.The water is so clear.Nice house with matching boat house.Another nice boat house. We could not see the house because of the trees, but I bet it is nice too, based on that boat house.The Adirondack Mountains are so pretty around the lake.This island had a lot of houses.The mountains are beautiful.This is the home of John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox. He has a banner on the chimney for the Red Sox.He has a nice place.Wonderful wooden boats. That was the end of our 2.5 hour boat cruise of Lake George.
It was after 1:30 by the time we disembarked, so we walked down the street and decided to have a slice of New York pizza. It was wonderful. Chicken, bacon, ranch pizza.
This place in on Hwy 9 and is always packed. We will have to try it before we leave, plus it has my mothers name, Martha’s.