Tuesday, 27 September 2016

#1 Tupper Lake, NY our weekend trip

It was a lovely weekend trip with the kids and grandies. It was so nice of them to invite us! Our goal was Tupper Lake, in the Adirondacks. The trees were changing, and it was glorious.

  #2a The Wild Center (indoors) 
  #2b Tupper Lake Trip; outdoor trails 
  #3 Tupper Lake Trip; the town
  #4 Tupper Lake Trip videos

Daisy was cold in the morning, she came indoors in the wee hours and slipped into my spot on the bed when I got up! They were anxious to go out and play, even in the cool morning, but they had to stay indoors until we returned on Sunday.

We left early (7:30 a.m.), to avoid the biking (Perth Cyclosportif),  which was to begin at 8:00. The fog from the temperature inversion made for beautiful wetlands. The water is warmer than the suddenly cold Autumn air.

We  drove across the Canadian/US border. I haven't used my passport in ages. The US Border Guard asked why we weren't driving with the kids (I told him we were meeting them in Tupper Lake - "what is the nature of your visit!). I said they were driving with the grandkids.
He said, "Wise move!"
Nice to have some humour! I waited to have breakfast and we found a Timmy Ho's in Ogdensburg.

It was about 200 km, with our choice of routes there and back.

Just beyond Ogdensburg, there were an Amish settlement, including signage. Just such a peaceful mode of transport.

The leaves were beautiful! Pops of colour here and there. Lots of farm land, and many geese gathering for the trip south.

Lots of park land along the way, like Raquette Boreal Park. They have an extensive adopt-a-highway program, and these folks were cleaning up the highway. The fall colours were so lovely. The sun was bright, and the windshield needs a bit of a cleaning!

Just before we arrived in Tupper Lake, we stopped for a moment. People were in a hurry, we were juggling for hubby's back, and we switched drivers.
This dude passed two cars and two motorcycles. I was shocked. Happy to have him long gone by the time we mounted again.

Cool rock, with a Canadian flag. I snagged a brighter photo on the return trip!


Lady Fi said...

Lovely scenery and the mist is gorgeous!

Silver Willow said...

what a wonderful trip! Great photos! Thanks for sharing! :)

Powell River Books said...

Wayne grew up in Upstate New York. He watched the Rose Bowl games and all the January sunshine in California and decided to go to graduate school at the University of Southern California to get some sun for himself. After we met and got married, he took me back to visit his mother in Rome and we took her to Hemlock Hall on Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks. It reminded me of the lodge in the movie Dirty Dancing. Glad you are having a nice trip to the States. - Margy

Nancy J said...

What a great day out, or weekend, I didn't know there would be so many border crossings, did you have to wait in a queue? Lovely autumn colours everywhere.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh Wow ~ what a fun family trip and great photos ~ love the rock too! Thanks for 'visiting' and commenting!

Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That was a different trip! Beautiful. Glad you put the maps &*> YAM xx

Caitlin said...

Oh man - I missed the woman selling baskets. I'd have stopped for a look!

Red said...

You picked a beautiful place for a drive. It's beautiful anyway and with leaf colors it's awesome.

Christine said...

nice to catch up on your vacation!

William Kendall said...

Quite a trip to make- and beautiful shots!