Friday, August 19, 2016

The most beautiful place on Earth

 Monday we returned from an awesome vacation at Lake George and a quick trip to Boston.   If you have ever been to Lake George area, Ticonderoga to be exact you know what's I'm talking about when I say "the most beautiful place on earth! "

This is a letter written by Thomas Jefferson. To his daughter in 1791 
"Lake George is without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw; formed by a contour of mountains into a basin thirty-five miles long and from two to four miles broad, finely interspersed with islands, its water limpid as crystal and the mountainsides covered with rich groves of silver fir, white pine, aspen and paper birch down to the water, here and there precipices of rock to checker the scene and save it from monotony. An abundance of speckled trout, salmon trout, bass, and other fish with which it is stored, have added to our other amusements the sport of taking them."

  Last Sunday morning we left at 5 AM  so we could get to Lake George by one or 2 PM so we could have a full day on the lake. For some reason it took us longer than expected but by 2:30 we had arrived we unpacked and quickly headed to the boat  and out on the water. We were not even at the boathouse for 5 minutes and Mitchell had the surfboard sailboat out and in the water.

Until several years ago I had never been out on a boat...well now I have and I am hooked! It's almost a must to have a boat when you there as it adds lots to do and lots to see. We spend our days on the lake in coves or on day islands snorkeling, fishing, swimming, tubing, rock jumping and just plain relaxing and enjoying the beauty of it all. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking.

Mitchell waits for this trip all year and when we are there he pretty much never stops! He has a ball on the water then when we are at the cabin he four wheels and plays battle with the other guys with their air soft guns. The entire week is filled with free and fun action for him and everyone!!!

We had to take a two day break from the fun to head to Boston, which is a 4 hour ride to have Taylor finally seen at Boston Children's Hospital. The visit was well worth the wait and time away from vacation. They have a good idea how to help Taylor with her medical problems and we hope it prevents future episodes and hospital stays! This was my first time in Boston and I must say that I am NOT a fan. The people I encountered outside the hospital were less than friendly and the drivers were INSANE and rude. Now remember I am well versed in driving in Baltimore City and Washington so I was not expecting to have a hard time driving there. I hope next time we visit I have a better experience!

Taylor and Connor caught a fish and of course put it right back!

This was our view from the porch at the cabin. The water you can see is Lake Champlain and if you look closely, you can see Fort Ticonderoga on the other side.

Every night we played family games or had bonfires

This was our view the last day heading back to the boathouse.

The serenity of the lake is amazing and I think it has a psychological healing power all its own. As we drove back to shore, I felt sad that it was our last day, but was thankful of our time there and having everyone together to enjoy it.
Goodbye Lake George...
Until next year!!!

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