Well here we are in Lake George NY. Blog # 1 talked about a 4 week trip to the Catskill Mts in NY. That was May 14, 2008. Here it is June 4, 2010 & we finally made it. Like it's been said before, "if you want to make God laugh tell him your plans". Our persistence has paid off & we are finally here for the Americade motorcycle rally. The park we are staying in has over 400 sites & at the rate RVs are pulling in it looks like they will fill up! Rigs of all shapes & sizes, tents, & lots & lots of motorcycles. We drove around the area a bit to get "the lay of the land" so to speak. We like to have an idea of where we are going once the crowds show up & the insanity begins. The Village of Lake George is a typical small town having a main street with all the little shops & businesses. Like any small town that is expecting visitors that will stimulate the local economy the proverbial welcome mat is being put out. Signs are being hung to "Welcome Americaders", store fronts are getting spruced up, & every one is putting their best foot forward. Motorcycles are everywhere & I haven't figured whether the area is motorcycle friendly all the time or Americaders are showing up early like us.
I took some time & fixed the 50 amp cable while Mary started making plans for our stops after the 4th of July. The reservations had been made up until that point but no farther. A lot of the campgrounds up here don't even open until the end of May or 1st of June so planning that far ahead was impossible. We plan to do as many of our chores as possible because once the rally starts it will be non stop craziness. The dog needs a bath, laundry again, some grocery shopping, & we will try to pre-cook some meals. During the rally we will be joining in some escorted group rides around the countryside & one will highlight a number of covered bridges in the area. One day we will be on one of the many party boat rides, another day there is a rodeo, & one night there will be hot air balloon "Balloon Glow". In between will be seminars, entertainment, exhibitions, & of course the vendors. I'm sure if it is related to motorcycles it will be on sale here & I am sure one or both of us will find something that we just can't live without.
I expect this week to be as exhausting as it will be fun & I'm sure it will be fodder for blogging. I will blog as often as I can, as long as I can keep my eyes open & my thoughts coherent. After the next 10 days I will be able to tell you if the 2 year wait was worth it or you can tell on your own by the pictures Mary will post on the internet. She is getting her money's worth out of her camera. Just the one day we drove around the Cooperstown area she shot over 500 pictures. I thought I saw smoke coming from the camera! Of course not all the pictures are keepers or get posted but that is a lot of click,click, clicking. Thank goodness for digital photography.
So until the insanity starts & I have something to blog about, good night from our home in Lake George NY because....
Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary