Okay, where was I...? Oh yes! Girl's Weekend!!
The last weekend in September, Sue, Lorie, Gina, Heather and I embarked on our 11th annual girls weekend, this year to Lake Placid, site of the 1980 Winter Olympics (Miracle on Ice, anyone?).
Just an aside before we get started: How can it be that I grew up 1 1/2 hours from Lake Placid and DID NOT go to the 1980 Winter Olympics??!!
We stayed at the Golden Arrow Resort, which was the perfect place to stay - right on main street near the shops and restaurants, overlooking Mirror Lake. Our suite opened up to a patio with furniture, where we spent quiet time just chatting and enjoying the view. Our friend, Clare, could not make it to girl's weekend, so Laurie ingeniously created a stuffed "Clare" who seemed to get into tons of trouble all weekend (hanging out in the bar...so drunk she needed to be carried home, flirting with the guy in the room next door). As usual, there was tons of laughter!
The Lake Placid area was sooooo beautiful the last weekend in September. We walked a lot, took a gondola ride up to "Little Whiteface," drove up Whiteface mountain (and hiked/climbed rocks the last 1/5 of a mile up - check my post about meeting people in random places), and stopped in for a little nostalgia at The North Pole/Santa's Workshop. We all reminisced about visiting Santa's Workshop during our childhood, EXCEPT for Sue, who apparently, despite her family's spending so much time in the Adirondacks, NEVER got inside the gate of the North Pole. Well, that explains a lot. I suppose it's nothing years of therapy can't undo.
All agreed that Lake Placid was an ideal location for Girl's weekend, especially in the fall. It was breathtakingly beautiful and appropriately quaint. Another wonderful weekend spent with my girls!