The campground is nestled in the woods between 8th lake...
and 7th lake. They are part of the Fulton Chain of Lakes.
3 FQs and 4 2.5" strips for my pieced hexie project
6 FQs, mostly for the pieced hexie project
It's a personal tradition to stop at the 2 quilt stores on the way up to the ADK mountains - an excellent way to break up the 4.5 hour drive.
I enjoy walking around the campground and trails early in the morning, allowing me to see the campfire smoke twisting through the trees.
|Mt Sawyer with Tom, Kristie, Tyler and Ryan|
Mountain climbing is one of our favorite activities. I don't know that I'll ever be a "46-er" but it's fun to find new mountains for every trip. Most of the local towns have "challenges" that include water falls, fire towers, lakes and or mountains so I have plans, on the next trip, to hike the Tupper Lake Triad which means three (easy?!) mountains in one day. The weather isn't supposed to be great most of the trip so my fingers are crossed that at least Thursday will have nice weather so I can complete the TLT.
The Fourth had a lot of activities this year...
We attended the 39th annual Ping Pong Drop. For the last 38 years a seaplane had dropped the colored ping pong balls onto the field but for legal reasons that part of the tradition is over. The kids are broken into 3 age groups and allowed to grab 3 balls per kid. The balls are then traded in for prizes. I suppose I should not have been, but I was surprised at how many people attended.
Later we spent time at the Inlet beach listening to an excellent Springsteen cover band.
And watching the sun set on 4th Lake.
Eventually the barge headed out to set up for the fireworks show.
|I think this was about the time that Tyler asked if I ever get tired of hexies. Uh...no!|
And when I said I would be posting his goofy pic on my blog, he told me that
only lonely ppl write blogs. I don't think so Dude!
But we continued to goof around with lightsticks and music.
We weren't the only people ready to watch the show - many boats were in the middle of the lake.
That gorgeous tree was in the way for photographing the fireworks which meant I could enjoy them for the fireworks and not be fiddling with my iPhone.
I think that pretty much covers trip #1 and trip #2 is right around the corner.
I'm changing the travel plans up a little this trip with a stop at the Syracuse-AQS Quilt Show next Wednesday. Is anyone else going to be there?