Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Weekend Trip to Lake Placid

David and I went to Lake Placid this past weekend to celebrate our anniversary a month early.   We left early Saturday and returned Sunday evening.  The weather was amazing on Saturday, so sunny!  As we drove up Route 28 the fog was lifting from all the lakes.


We stopped on the edge of Lake placid to eat lunch at Saranac Sourdough.  The  food was amazing.  I had a Chicken Salad sandwich and David had ham and cheese.  the cheese was Brie and the bread was all different types of sourdough that they make daily.  Considering location and quality they are fairly priced.  it cost us $20 for the 2 sandwiches, 2 drinks and a cookie to go!  Here is the menu     http://www.adirondackguide.com/ncdining/saranacsourdough.html

After our lunch we drove to Whiteface mountain.  This was my favorite part of the weekend.  Whiteface was amazing.  The tolled highway is a 5 mile winding up hill road with amazing views along the way and places to eat your lunch.  The crazy part was we saw so many people climbing it on a mountain bike..these guys and gals are nuts!  Here is a view from the parking lot at the “top”  this is looking down the mountain and you can see the winding road.


The top of the mountain has a castle.  in the castle is a restaurant and a gift shop.

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A view of Lake Placid
Zoomed in on Lake Placid (the town)

From the castle you still need to climb another 200 feet to the summit.    Now you can either “walk” or take the elevator.  When i was reading about whiteface online I read that it was stone stairs to the top; what it really said was Stone and Stairs…oops i was in Flip Flops!


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The Stones
The Stairs

Once you reach the top it is so worth it…

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We also visited the Olympic Center on Main street. 


We  went in and saw Herb brooks arena!  Its great to see where miracles happen i was shocked how small it was

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We also went to the Bobsled Sports Complex on the way home on Sunday:


An option is to take a bobsled ride, its very pricey but i think i need to save the money for next year.  We saw 2 people doing it!


   We stayed at the Golden Arrow, which was very nice.  we had a lakeside view with a balcony:


One of my favorite things is to just sit by the lake with some coffee (all though finding a good cup of coffee in Placid for a non starbucks fan is not that easy)


If only we were still there……………

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