Monday, September 14, 2009

"We Spent a Week There One Day"

That best sums up our time in Lake Placid, NY. We did and saw as much as we possibly could in the 31 hours we were there....sleep only accounting for 8 of those hours! My parents also survived...very important. They, along with the help of Duane, Vineta, Bill, and Kenny, kept the kids very busy and very happy. The wedding was amazing, the views spectacular, and I'm so very glad that we made the trip. Something I will remember forever!

Our first leg of the trip. Ready to have some fun!

View from my window on the connecting flight to Albany. I really hate flying..makes me very nervous.
This is the view from our room balcony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It overlooks Mirror Lake in downtown Lake Placid. Couldn't have been more beautiful.
This is the street below our hotel. Lots of shops and restaurants all within walking distance of our hotel.

"Do you believe in miracles?!" Scott standing in front of the entry doors to the ice rink...home of the 1980 Olympic hockey games. (US won gold!) Also, the rink where the movie Miracle (starring Kurt Russell) was filmed.

The rink where US beat USSR in the semi-final game. We actually got lost in the building trying to find the tour and ended up taking our own tour...for free!

Josh breaking the rules in the Olympic museum

Scott playing goalie in front of the official goal used during the 1980 Olympics

This is the US ski jumping training facility. They literally land in the water with their skis on...the one sport I hope my kids never want to try!!

This ski jump is used during the summer as training and during the winter they host different championships. We rode the ski lift to the top and then a glass elevator to the very top of the ski jump.
Josh on the lift behind us. Very scary without snow under us!
Naturally, I won gold :)

My history teacher husband insisted on visiting John Brown's grave site. He was famous for leading the raid on Harper's Ferry. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was written about John Brown.
This is a view from our table at a pub on Mirror Lake. The lake was pretty big and freezes solid during the winter.

Catherine's wedding was at 4:00 in the afternoon on Saturday. It was outside overlooking a golf course and the mountains. The most amazing background ever! Every detail of the wedding was perfect....I'm so glad we were able to make it!

This is the ski jump we rode to the top of earlier in the day...yikes!

Uncle Mike walking Cat down the aisle.

Mike, Jenny, Elaine, Bau Bau, Fran, me, Scott, and Josh during cocktail party before reception.

We had a great time at the reception.

Joe and Cat are very "out-doorsy"....the cake topper adirondack chairs were very appropriate!!

No wedding is ever complete without one of these!!

Our Sunday morning flight was delayed by 90 minutes, causing us to miss our connecting flight (by 2 minutes). We were able to catch a different flight but had to spend 3.5 hours in the airport. This is how Scott spent those hours! We were both exhausted!!


Adriane said...

Looks like you had a great time!!!

Jen said...

SO jealous! I'm ready to get on a plane and go!