It's been a week now since this trip. I think about the good times everyday.
On Sunday morning, we packed up and began the trip home. Our first stop was to Hoss's Corner in the village of Long Lake. I have watched this store grow over the years. It is fun to walk through. They have a little of everything here.
Next we headed to the Buffalo Head Restaurant. This has become a tradition at the end of this annual trip. It's nice to have something to look forward to at the end of the trip!
How it got started. . . Three years ago, we came out of the woods hungry - as usual! - but we didn't want the typical greasy spoon fare that is so typical of the Adirondacks. We stopped at several places beginning in Long Lake and then through Old Forge. All were either closed or they were places we decided not suitable.
"I remember seeing a sign. . . ", Rick began. In the tiny hamlet of Forestport, is a wonderful restaurant, off the beaten path, with wonderful food and hospitality. The large parking lot is always full. You should see the size of the slices of pie they serve!
After a wonderful meal, we walked to the parking lot, gave everyone a hug and started the last leg of the drive home. . . only this year things were a little different! As I was about to pull out into the road, Rick came running to my car with his arms waving. His car wouldn't start.
What? I was dumbfounded.
A quick battery jump and we were on our way! Never a dull moment with this group!
And so another canoe/kayak weekend camping trip came to an end. I realize a 4 day weekend in the woods away from the conveniences of civilization isn't for everyone. But for me, when you are taken away from the rat race of everyday life and forced to focus on the little things. . . the sound of water hitting on the shore, the tall birch and pine trees with wind blowing through their branches, the loons. . . a tiny frog hopping through the campsite. . . enjoying a cup of coffee and good conversation with friends in the morning around a campfire. . . all these and more, go a long way to calm the mind and spirit.
In closing, I want to say a great big THANK YOU to Rick and Ginger, Caryl and Kathy for making this another very special weekend. Love you guys!
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