I hope you all had a nice Tuesday. I had a nice 3 day weekend in Lake George and it was so well deserved. Sometimes you just have to break out of your routine to stay sane. It was nice to get away from what’s familiar and explore a new area (even if I am covered in mosquito bites). My boyfriend’s family heads to Lake George once a year, every year to vacation and attend a family reunion but this was the first year I was able to make it. I made a last minute decision to take Friday off and get a head start on the trip. We woke up early Friday morning and began the 4 and a half hour drive. We stopped a few times on the way but the drive really wasn’t that bad.
We got there around 2pm and let me just say, it looked like something out of a movie. We stayed in these little cottages in the middle of the woods about 30 minutes from Lake George near Lake Loon. (Imagine wood paneling and deer hoofs on the wall). I was definitely out of my element but sometimes that can be a good thing. Once my boyfriend’s family showed up and got settled we went on a hike around 5pm. I’ve hiked many, many times and I can honestly say this was the most difficult one I’ve ever done. I was so out of breath and at moments I really thought I was going to die but we pushed on. When we got to the top there were some pretty nice views and a huge, old wheel that used to operate a trolley system up to the top of the mountain in the 1800s.
We all felt so accomplished and proud of ourselves until our dreams were crushed. It was around 7pm by this time and the plan was to have my boyfriend’s dad, who didn’t come on the hike, pick us up at the top so we didn’t have to hike back down. Well the park actually closed and he wasn’t able to get up the road to pick us up. We all felt so defeated and you could just feel the morale of the group drop. It was also going to get dark soon especially oven the cover of trees so we rushed back down the mountain and I really thought my toes were going to fall off. After some drinks and comfort food we were all so ready for bed. But not before we killed a gigantic spider in the shower 🙂
The next day we went to Split Rock Falls which is this really cool waterfall and cliff jumping spot. This was the third time I’ve done cliff jumping and I decided to only jump once because my body was extremely sore from hiking the day before. The arches of my feet have never hurt so bad. The waterfalls were beautiful and there was a nice rocky island in the middle of the water where we set up chairs and our coolers. The water was sooooo cold but I braved it after some coaxing from my boyfriend.
It was the perfect weather to just sit in the sun and be outside. There were so many families there and it was so cute to see little, tiny kids climbing up waterfalls.
Next we headed back to the house for some naps and showers, got ready and went out to a nice restaurant on Lake George and had really good burgers and drinks.
On our last day we started our morning off with parasailing on Lake George which was so fun. It was my first time doing it and it was a very relaxing experience. We got breakfast at this really cute 1940s themed restaurant afterwards. The wait was super long but the waffles were so worth it. We took a stroll around for awhile followed by more naps and then we got ready for the family reunion. The house was absolutely beautiful where the reunion was and everyone in my boyfriend’s family is so nice to be around. Unfortunately, we were only able to stay for three hours before we made the trip home. Between the pouring rain and the crazy traffic it took us 6 hours to get home. It was absolutely terrible but we got back safely and that’s what’s truly important. And then it was time to face reality and prepare for work the next day.
All I wanted to do was take a bath with a bath bomb and sleep in my own bed so Monday night I cleaned my entire room, took a bath, did a face mask and watched housewives. The perfect way to refresh after a weekend in the wilderness 😉
I’m so thankful for the opportunities I have to travel. I didn’t grow up traveling and it was something I really wanted for myself as an adult. We had such an amazing time in Lake George and even though I had my moments where I didn’t want to be in the wilderness anymore I’m so thankful I went and I can’t wait for next year. I hope you all enjoyed this post. Comment below and let me know what your upcoming travel plans are. I know mine are prettttty exciting. Cheers to new adventures!