Monday, February 1, 2010

The Placid Lake

If ever you are lucky enough (or crazy enough) to visit Lake Placid, NY, in the dire month of January, you should take some time considering this option, weighing all the pros against the cons. To assist you in this process, I've compiled a list of my own that you may find helpful when making your own decision.

Top Three Reasons to Visit Lake Placid in January:
#1. You can visit all the famous Olympic sites where miracles really happened.
Thee Miracle on Ice ice rink.
The ski jump. It was high. Really high.

The ski jump medals platform. Notice how Josh so kindly shares the gold medal platform with Will--not the case with his Mama (see picture below). No, I wasn't sharing that platform with anyone--I was #1 and proud of it.
#2. You can walk around the darling, picturesque town, enjoying wonderful local fare.
This isn't actually a picture of the town, but it shows how pretty it was up there. Will doesn't look too impressed, though.
#3. You can watch (at minimum) three of your hubby's hockey games all played ON OLYMPIC ICE, where your child alternately yells, "Go Dada!", "Go Team!" and "Dada, come sit!" in between life-risking "jumps" off any and all bleacher ledges.
Will with his hockey-playing Dada. Will was obsessed with finding Josh on the ice. He finally got to the point where he could always pick out his dada on the ice. It was too cute.

Top Three Reasons to NEVER Visit Lake Placid in January:

#1. It's really cold.
#2. It's really, really cold.
#3. It's really, really, really cold. I don't think I'm impressing upon you enough how very cold it was.

Aside from the cold and the seemingly ever-present hockey smell, our short weekend jaunt to Lake Placid was one to remember (because I won't ever forget the cold). And aside from the good times and the hockey playing, the trip helped us unanimously decide one thing: we can now safely cross off Lake Placid from our list of possible places to live.

Lake Placid, we would love to see you again, but next time in the summer--when one can actually see the lake and maybe even swim in it--not walk and/or cross-country ski across its frozen surface.


Krista said...

Wow, I can't believe people willingly ski jump off at that height. Crazy! Fun trip.

Jeff and Erika Mitchell said...

I have the chills just looking at your pictures. I do not do well in the cold. That's so cool Josh loves to play hockey. Isn't there a movie called Lake just sounds familiar.

Danalin said...

Good thing you have such a cute coat/hat/scarf combo to wear in the FREEZING cold! If you've got to be cold, you might as well look good. Sounds like a good little memories for your little fam.