Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Weekend in Review

Firstly, I’m watching The Bachelorette and I’m going to come right out and say that I don’t care if what Ryan did is totally stalkerish.  I think it’s romantic and I still love him.
My weekend was packed with lots of super fun things that I’ve been itching to share with you all!  We were lucky to have such a beautiful weekend.  It wasn’t nearly as hot as the days before and thankfully the rain held off until today (and the rest of the week I guess).
Friday evening I went and saw Harry Potter, again!  This time with my BFF Alicia and just in regular ‘ol $10 a ticket format.  That didn’t make it bad or anything of course (well I could’ve done without the excessive volume of the theater next to us) and it was really enjoyable watching it the second time around.  I didn’t cry nearly as much (Snape’s memories just eat my heart out) and I was able to poke fun of Voldemort .  Did you notice that he got kind of chunky as the movies went on?  Alicia and I are pretty sure he’s a stress eater, taking over the wizarding world is for sure a stressful feat.
Saturday I spent some more time with Alicia.  She was dog sitting for a doctor that she works for and the doctor gave her access to her seasonal camp spot (it was a camper spot at a resort) and we were able to just enjoy the campground and the pups!  First on our agenda was taking the dogs out for a walk in “NATURE!!!” on the trails to try and tucker them out so we could escape for some kayaking.
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The resort had these random dinosaurs.  It was even labeled on their map like it was some big attraction, as you can see, for us it was.  There’s Alicia with Miley and Lily – being told by me that the sign next to her says, “No Climbing!”
After our walking adventure we went back to the camper and dropped the dogs off for some kayaking!  The main lake that the RV Park sits on is obviously man made, it’s more of a pond to me.  But we were able to kayak over to the road where we could get out and cross over to the bigger lake that had real summer camps along it.  This RV park was kind of a new experience for me, not that I hadn’t been to an RV Park before, but this particular one was very much a “resort” where I’d say most of their income is generated from individuals who park their RVs there all summer.  There were so many golf carts zipping around, and people had some pretty serious gardens and outdoor decorations at their sites.
Anyway, some kayaking pics…
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We also kayaked to the beach which was extremely shallow for some reason.  The water was also super warm, but it was still enjoyable.  I tried to get Alicia to go to the resort’s pool (I like pools better), but she wasn’t having it.  She’s a party pooper.
Also the doctor has a young son and daughter, the daughter had some wonderful rules to live by on her side of their little camper bedroom:
We especially loved the “You can NOT fart” and “Don’t wake Maddy earlier than 9:00”
Needless to say, I was exhausted at the end of the day!  I came home, had a couple of fruity drinks and went right to bed.
Sunday was such a glorious day!  I woke up fairly early, and decided I wanted to bike to Lake George.  It’s about an 18 mile round trip for me from the lot that I start at.  I could start it from my house, or another lot but I choose not to.  I might try for a longer ride next weekend though.  I always take pictures when I go up to Lake George, but I tried to take a few more on this particular trip.
This is the view you get as you cruise into the village.  I say cruise, because literally it’s what you’re doing.  You hit one point on the path going towards Lake George where it’s smooth sailing.  I have to say that I think biking TO is a lot easier than biking FROM.  The skies were blue, there was a nice breeze and the lake was looking especially pretty!
I stopped at The Pink Roof for a dish of ice cream.  You can see that it gets its name from it’s actual pink roof.  The people that own that ice cream shop also own the mini golf course next to it.  This is a quieter end of the village, since I don’t have a bike lock (don’t ask) I try to avoid the crowds because I have to either ride on the roads or pull by bike through people and in all honesty, I prefer to stay away from the tourists.
I sat on a ledge and enjoyed my ice cream and took way too many pictures…
I wore shorts for this trip in hopes of getting some color on my legs.  It’s kind of ridiculous how white they are compared to my arms/shoulders/face.
I didn’t stay very long this time.  I finished my ice cream, went to the restroom and decided to head back.  I mentioned that the way back is rougher, and since it’s been a good few weeks since I’ve made this trip, I was definitely slower than usual.  However, I didn’t walk ANY hill coming or going, which means I defeated that darned bridge (which I didn’t get a picture of).  The first big hill coming back takes you up to this creepy little theme park called Magic Forest.  I’ve been so wanting a picture of the statues in the front to share with you and this time I just decided to take a little break and get those pics…
Santa and Uncle Sam.  Random, right??  This is a teeny, tiny park.  I’ve never been to it, not even when I was younger, I’m not sure I’d ever want to.  They’re famous for their “diving horse” which makes me shutter just thinking about it.
I got back on my bike and headed home.  The trip was about an hour and a half total, my average speed was 12 mph.  I got home early (I usually do this trip mid afternoon) and I ended up just putzing around the house the rest of the day.  Today was a far cry from the weekend, it was rainy, I had to work and I had to get up early.  I’m hoping that next weekend ends up being just as glorious and that the week goes by at a quick pace!  *fingers crossed*

What is YOUR favorite outside activity?


Jill said...

Sounds like a fun-filled weekend! The little girl's rules were too cute! haha!!

Ashley said...

Wow what a long ride! Go Amber!

Your weekend sounded like fun! Very active!

The camp rules were cute, haha!

And I cried and cried at the Snape part... just as I did reading the book. What a heart jerker that is. He goes from being the worst person ever to OHMYGOSH, I can't believe this... good man.

Stephy said...

Voldemort's a stress eater! Hahah! I love that. I never ended up seeing it a 2nd time & I NEED TO!

I love all of your pictures, so beautiful. Looks like loads of fun.

Fat in Suburbia said...

I hate this season of The Bachelorette but hope she chooses Ben and they live happily ever after. :P

Stacie said...

OK, Ashley is so stinking annoying that I am like 2 DVR episodes behind in The Bachelorette and I could care less!

Those rules are sooooo funny!

Favorite outdoor activity? Does walking outside to get into the car and go shopping count?

Connie Weiss said...

What a beautiful place!!

we love hiking!

Nadine Hightower said...

outdoor activity?? walking from the car to the mall.

stephanie said...

the kayaking pictures look so nice! I so so wish we lived near water!!

Miss S. said...

So pretty! Was that Loch Ness in the lake? That log almost had a face.

I like Maddy. I wish no one woke me before 9!

Rebecca said...

I finally saw HP this weekend! It was soooo good! I knew what was going to happen, and I still bawled. I'm so sad that it's all over. When I finished the last book, I still had the movies to look forward too. I'm stuck in the "now what?" phase.

All your pictures of your weekend make me feel the need to go do something outdoors-ey. It looks like you had a really great weekend! I really want to kayak one day :)

Kristine said...

Bhaha, that little girl’s rules were too cute and SO something I would’ve made back in the day… and maybe still would?
That teensy park looks a might bit eerie, like someone could’ve been murdered there at some point. Or maybe a few children went missing when visiting there…

A Randomlicious Blog for the Soul said...

Your posts make me miss NY there are so many things to do there. Those dinosaurs crack me up. Great weekend you had!

Kate said...

How beautiful! That looks like a great place to camp out.

I love her rules too. You can tell she has a brother. haha!