Posted by on Jul 10, 2006 in Journal

Rochester, NY 7:39 AM I am up and at it early today. A hectic and fun two weeks concluded today with a 4:30 AM wake up call to take my brother, sister in law, and nieces to the airport back to Memphis. I’ve slept in a bed only twice since June 23 and am feeling the effects. But, the day is here and we move forward. My stomach wheezes and churns as we had a clam bake last night. 5 dozen in my belly mixed with chicken, corn and salt potatoes. You have to love the summer. I am not sure if I said this from the Adirondacks, but as we hiked up Cascade Mountain, a map and hiking trail list was...

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Posted by on Jul 6, 2006 in Journal

Lake Ontario 3:22 PM My office has been overtaken by my 4 and 2 year old nieces for the week. They arrived on Monday. Kids always make things exciting and tiring, but the Lake Ontario 4th of July tradition continued on Tuesday. I was not upbeat when I woke up to a rainstorm, but the bonfire had already been built. The morning was saved for going to the grocery store for burgers and dogs. I wasn’t sure how many people knew about the party or how many would show up, so I had to guess on food supplies. My cousins next door had people coming over as well. The rain cleared off and my first...

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Cascade Mountain

Posted by on Jul 2, 2006 in Journal

Adirondack Mountains, NY 11:01 AM The sign at the trail head said it was close to a 2,000 feet ascent. It would be 4.8 miles round trip. The guide book also said the end would provide one of the most picturesque views of the High Peaks. After yesterday’s manly breakfast, we found a parking spot and loaded up our packs. I had two protein bars, a bottle of water, my camera, a hat, and a jacket. My Millerenium shirt soon found its way into the pack as well. The start of the hike was gradual and the ground was muddy in a lot of places from all of the rain the northeast had been getting. I...

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Posted by on Jul 1, 2006 in Journal

Lake Placid, NY 10:42 AM We checked out of the GGT in Burlington yesterday and headed south to Charlotte. Not my Charlotte, but we took Rt. 7 down and drove the car onto the ferry toward Essex. It was a sunny morning and the 20 minute ride gave us a chance to take some great shots. The ferry came recommended by a friend in Rochester. The Essex stop put us very close to the Adirondacks. Our place for the night was in Lake Placid, NY. I should say our city for the night. We didn’t know where we were staying. I was excited to see what an Olympic town would be like. Before we did that, we...

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