Hi. I’m back from a 4-day weekend getaway in the Adirondacks.

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Mr SOTSS and I (and Duncan and Chester too!) took a road trip.

my lap-mate

my lap-mate

Chester napping in the back

Chester napping in the back

Since we had the dogs (and since I get hangry if I don’t stop to eat during any drive more than 3 hours) we stopped in Kingston, NY on the drive up for a little lunch. We spotted this great spot with outdoor seating which was perfect since we had the dogs in tow.stone-soup

We arrived at the Trout House Village Resort in the late afternoon. It’s on the northern part of Lake George in Hague, NY and offers many individual log cabins, as well as a more traditional inn. Pet friendly too! We stayed in one of the log cabins called the “Ethan Allen Patio”.trout-house-village-resort

Our digs

Our digs

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at the park adjacent to the resort

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Being silly at the park :)

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Duncan loves benches

After getting the car unpacked and walking the dogs, we headed up to Ticonderoga (about 15 min away) to the WalMart for some groceries to stock the cabin which had a full kitchen. And we saw not one but 2 different rainbows!

One of our favorite walking destinations was this little park on the lake

One of our favorite walking destinations was this little park on the lake

Rainbow 2

Rainbow 1

Rainbow 1

Rainbow 2

Friday morning began with runs for both me and Mr. SOTSS. Holy hills!!!! I don’t know why I didn’t take any pictures of the hills.run-1-watch

I love gazebos!

I love gazebos!

relaxing on the dock post run

relaxing on the dock post run

Mr. SOTSS finishing his run

Mr. SOTSS finishing his run

And if that wasn’t enough activity for one day, we packed some sandwiches in our backpacks and took the dogs on a strenuous and hilly 4 mile hike. We stopped at the top where we had a view of Lake George to eat our sandwiches and some chips.hiking-hague-ny

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struttin’

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hike-a-pose

hiking

Headed to Deer leap!

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Happy hikers

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take 10 (or maybe it was 20 minutes :)

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I was a little freaked out when we saw this notice about rattlesnakes. Good thing we didn’t see any.

Hmmm, should we do this?

Hmmm, should we do this?

My favorite chips with a view!

My favorite chips with a view!

These little trail markers always make me smile. It's nice to know you're on the right path and not lost

These little trail markers always make me smile. It’s nice to know you’re on the right path and not lost

After running and hiking we took naps and then made dinner and chilled for the rest of the night.

napping!

napping!

morning-relaxing

evening-cabin-relaxThis was such a great time of year to vacation up in the Adirondacks and on Lake George. Their busy season starts next weekend and through the summer so it was fairly quiet….well, except for the group of anglers. Trout fishing is popular on Lake George and apparently there is only a short window in which the water is the optimal temperature for the fish to be plentiful. Above our cabin was another cabin with 3 of those fishermen. They were a little heavy on their feet as they moved around at 6am on Friday morning. I woke up a bit snippy but thank god we didn’t have that issue on the second night.

On Saturday morning we made bacon and eggs and ate out on the patio while enjoying the gorgeous view of the lake.

Breakfast on the patio

Breakfast on the patio

someone wants to pre-wash the dishes

someone wants to pre-wash the dishes

Then it was off for some more hiking. We were told to drive up the mountain to a pond called Jabe pond. Oh my gosh, it was crazy driving to the main entrance to the area. A narrow windy dirt road. But so magestic with the lush green forest surrounding us.runner-calves

His ear! I die!

His ear! I die!

The magestic windy road

The magestic windy road

Happy ears!

Happy ears!

pretty little view

pretty little view

He's got a drinking problem

He’s got a drinking problem

Jabe pond hike

Jabe pond hike

After the hike we dropped the dogs back at the cabin and took a drive to Bolton Landing where there were a handful of antique and souvenir shops. I picked up some soap and a Christmas ornament. I’ve been enjoying buying an ornament from each of our trips.adirondack-souvenirs

After dinner we headed back toward Ticonderoga for some ice cream at a local establishment called the Wind Chill Factory. Something about a vacation and ice cream. They are a perfect combo.wind-chill

So here’s where we had a little not so fun part of the trip. We took the dogs for a walk around the town and up by a beautiful waterfall at night after the sun was going down. When we got back to the cabin Mr. SOTSS felt something crawling on his leg. It was a tick. He got rid of it and then we checked the dogs over. I found 3 on Duncan (all on the underside of his ears.) and there was one on Chester’s leg. Then I took my clothes off and found one on my sock! EEEWWW!!! We thought we were in the clear but the next morning I found one more….dead though. It probably fell off of Duncan. His fur is much harder to find them in. I give him a monthly topical flea and tick treatment which kills the ticks within an hour or two. There’s nothing I hate more than ticks. They freak me out.

This morning Mr. SOTSS and I set out for another run.

run-2-lake-george run2-trout-houseWe also took the resort paddle boat out for a spin on the lake and then packed it up and headed home.paddle-boats-lake-george

We really had a great trip. I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed the Trout House Village Resort. It was recommended by a friend of mine. Referrals are always so helpful. So I figured I’d pay it forward and reccommend this place if you’re ever interested in visiting Lake George.

Oh, and the best news! I got my car back from the auto body repair shop!

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And I sported Mr. SOTSS’ favorite hat in the car on the ride home

Have a great week!

Have you ever been to the Adirondacks? Vacationed by a lake? Dealt with ticks?

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