Wednesday, October 12, 2011

On to Lake Placid – 27 September 2011

Another lovely day made the picturesque drive north up Lake George a real treat. Lunch by the lake at Hague was followed by another drive alongside Lake Champlain. The scenery stared to get really exciting, with vivid reds and oranges as we passed Hurricane Mountain and then along Hwy 73.

Lake Placid is an expensive mountain resort centre that was the home of the 1980 (and 1932) Winter Olympics. The town centre is actually on the shores of Mirror Lake rather than Lake Placid but the two lakes are only separated by a 100m or so at one place.

Only 15 minutes further on along a very attractive river gorge was our campsite for the night, at the foot of Whiteface Mountain.

Time was when the most complex technology required for a family road-trip was the iSpy (with my little eye). This trip we have an iPad, two iPhones, two HTC Android smart phones, two full-size Dell laptops, an Asus mini-netbook and a not yet publicly available Samsung tablet with Windows 8. All of which are connected via travelling Mifi connected to the world via 3G. It is a wonderful world.

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