The Olympics start today. Is anyone else out there a huge Olympic nut? I’m typically not much of a sports nut, yet I find myself absolutely glued to the television during Olympic coverage. I don’t know if it’s the fact that the sports being shown are not your normal televised-sporting event faire or if it’s the fact that we
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Like it or not winter is coming, so it’s time to get prepared. My friends and I have started to plan our annual pilgrimage to Lake Placid, for our annual “winter fun” trip. This will be our third year going and honestly I’m in love with the town and area. It’s got everything I look
Well, Halloween is over and November is upon us, which in my mind means that we’ve transitioned from fall to winter. I realize that technically November is still fall, but remember, I was raised in NEPA’s higher elevations and usually by the time Thanksgiving’s come around temperatures have dropped and we’ve had a few snowfalls. If I’m
Whenever I hear about “cool small towns”, Jim Thorpe always comes to mind, even though I’ve only ever driven through or been just outside town (for a rafting trip two years ago). Budget Traveler agrees as it named the town one of it’s “coolest small towns” in 2009. Jim Thorpe’s a small town in PA’s Lehigh
The full moon party in Lake Placid really got me thinking about how little we utilize the nighttime for outdoor activities. Skiing underneath a full moon (or lack of full moon in our case) was a lot of fun and a completely different experience then skiing in the daytime. And it’s not just skiing, there’s an abundance of
I officially want to be a ski bum. I said so last year when we went to Lake Placid the first time, and I only feel stronger about it after this weekend. I’m writing this from bed. I haven’t properly slept since Thursday and muscles in my legs I didn’t even know existed are on fire.
“You’re going to wait for the buzzer to go off. Walk outside and get into the black Suburban. It’ll take you up the mountain to your destination.” Those were my instructions as I got ready to go bobsledding at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, New York. If I hadn’t paid $65.00, in a very