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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Camping 103

Just a couple more camping posts to go...
On Sunday I went to the Adirondack Museum. I had been there many moons ago but it has since expanded and turned into a whole day affair. I had fun but it was a hot day for a lot of walking and by the end of the day I was too lazy to cook over the campfire and instead went to The Ole Barn for the best eggplant parm I think I have ever had. And there were leftovers for the next day's lunch!

The Museum has several exhibits in addition to it's little "village" of buildings. One of them was food traditions of the mountains and I just loved this little menu printer. It allowed restaurants to customize their daily lunch and dinner menus with all the commons words stored in 2 drawers.

The Museum also had a quilt exhibit. Not only were there quilts scattered in their normal exhibits but there was also a special room with darkened windows for another exhibit. You will see in most of the pictures what look like blue/white star blocks near each quilt. It's really the 3 part "story" for each quilt (top, middle/makeup and backing/backstory) and I thought it was very clever.

In addition to the special exhibits, there are many buildings that show the progression of motor vehicles into the Mts, logging, boating, etc. There is even an art gallery. The gardens were wonderful too.

Washed out in the background is Blue Mt - named for it's original blue colored peak from Blue Spruce trees. Unfortunately they are being crowded out and the color is no longer so obvious.

Blue Mountain Lake

View from the top of the fire tower - wouldn't this be gorgeous in the fall?

I encourage you to visit the museum if you ever get the chance. There is a coupon on their website and your admission fee covers 2 entries in a 1 week period.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, I haven't been to the museum in years. I really should put this on the 'Fall' schedule because, yes, that area is just gorgeous in full color.

Janet O. said...

This looks like a very cool place, Sarah. If I ever get back there again, I hope we can take it in. Yes, I would love to see the view from that fire tower in the fall!

Missy Shay said...

I would love to see those quilts!
Thank you for sharing!

Michelle said...

Those old quilts are so nice.
The lake is beautiful too.....a view I could look at all day.

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow - that looks like a great place to visit! Love the quilts and the view is gorgeous.

quilt32 said...

The quilts and the view - beautiful.

I love Eggplant Parmesan when it's well done.


Denise :) said...

Oh Sarah -- what a delightful find! I could have stayed in that quilt room for hours! (LOL!) I loved that last quilt, especially -- with the trees all over it! Your photos of the fire tower remind me of my Great Grand's pictures from his fire-jumping days in Montana! I'd love to visit up there, very much! :)