We arrived in Old Forge on Friday night and decided we were not ready to hit the town. We had our own private wine and cheese party outside our cottage and turned in not as early as we expected. Saturday morning we took an early walk, "casing" the town, went to a few shops, including the must see Old Forge Hardware Store. That included a look in their bookstore, where we hope to see our book properly displayed next year. We then went back to Village Cottages to plan our assault.
We recently discovered that we were on different wavelengths regarding the design of our book, so we took some time to sit in the sun and revisit our differences of opinion. This is what we refer to as our "board meetings". It was too cool for the pool, so we sat in Adirondack chairs and just worked it out. We spent some time with our host, Janet, as she gave us the scoop on the local establishments. By 1 pm, we were ready to hit the bars, knowing we had a lot of ground to cover. On our way to Big Moose Lake, in Inlet I believe, we encountered a bicyclist in our path.
Spandex deteriorates. Ever have a bathing suit that you put on one day and realize you can see through it? OK for your backyard, but you don't wear it to the beach. Bicycle shorts are made out of Spandex, too. As we approached the cyclist, standing to pedal harder, sun at his back, we realized that his Spandex had deteriorated, AND he was cycling "commando" - the crack of his butt visible to all!
Question is, did he know it and do it on purpose? How do you put on your riding shorts and not notice? We pondered that question on and off throughout our Old Forge (and vicinity) tour.
With a new appreciation of "Bottoms Up"!
High Peaks Pammie
OUR MISSION - WE'RE PUBLISHED! Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 marked the Premier of our new book, Happy Hour in the High Peaks: An Adirondack Bar Guide. The hardcover, 160 page book can be found at bars and bookstores throughout the Adirondack Park or order online at www.happyhourinthehighpeaks.com. You'll find a list of our book signings on the Events page and where to buy the book on our Retailers page. The book contains reviews of 46 of our favorite bars in the Adirondack Park, and 46 drink recipes with an Adirondack twist. As a companion to the book, we have also published a 46er Passport so that you can follow the Happy Hour Trail to become a Happy Hour 46er and make new friends along the way. Summit Tour t-shirts will be for sale at our book signings or available online. Whether you are a native, resident, or visitor, you'll find 46 more reasons to visit the ADIRONDACK PARK!