Awesome in the Adirondacks

by Sarah on July 20, 2012 · 9 comments

Welcome back to another edition of Things That Are Awesome…a Friday feature for the summer that allows me to channel a bunch of random thoughts and photos into a blog post in a completely haphazard and unplanned well-thought-out and cohesive way.

This week, we celebrate Things That Were Awesome in the Adirondacks.———————–

1. Hiking[Or maybe just the opportunity to wear my hiking socks?*]

*Also useful for soccer…and pretending to be a leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day.

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2. Spinning around on the top of an Olympic ski mountain and pretending to be Maria Von Trapp.

[You know it’s a dream of yours, too.]

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3. Restaurants you stumble upon in the middle of a very small NY town hamlet.…that have overwhelmingly giant menus……notable for the opportunity to order kim chi as a side dish (?)

[Which you obviously have to order, then put on top of  Greek salad, which you eat with a sundried tomato Italian dressing. It’s an international fusion meal in the middle of nowhere, USA.]

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4. Sabra Tuscan Herb Hummus

Mama Smart and I almost didn’t pick this type up at Costco, but I’m sure glad we did. It tastes great as a dip, but made my packed sandwiches from alright to AWESOME in a matter of niblets.

'Butt' sandwiches are also pretty awesome.

Speaking of packed lunches…spontaneous dining by the side of a river is also pretty awesome.

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5. Exotic Mimosa at The Whiteface Lodge

Consumed post-Lake Placid shopping/torrential downpour adventure in the swanky man cave-of-a-bar at the upscale Whiteface Lodge, this was the perfect balance of bubbly and blood orange, with the sweet undertone (and scent) of lychee liquor.

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6. Family Bonding

High up in the mountains……or beside rivers.

Wondering how much longer (and how many more random stops to look at scenery) it will take to get there……and gathering at the nearest bar after a long day of outdoor adventures.

Celebrating our newly joined family was the MOST awesome part of the Adirondacks. :)

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