Greetings after another beautiful day in Keene, N.Y. We have now been at the Bark Eater Country Inn for just over twenty four hours. I have to say that the accommodations and the hosts are just fantastic! It is so beautiful, peaceful, and quiet here in the mountains! The rooms are simple (no TV) and comfortable, my Mum and I have been staying in the old Carriage House, while some guests are also staying in the main house.
The Main House
The Carriage House
Also I have to say we've been befriended by one of the local cats isn't she gorgeous? She keeps shooting into our room whenever the door is open!
Today stated out with breakfast on the screened in porch. My Mum and I went for a bit of a walk up the road (whew its steep when you're in the mountains! This is the kind of area where you really do need a truck! Unlike the city where you see people driving these silly, gas guzzling, behemoths!). We toured into Keene and the next town over, Keene Valley. Along the drive we came along some beautiful sites...
Early afternoon my Mum and I got back on horses for the first time in over fifteen years. We were escorted by a guide on a gorgeous one hour trail ride through the forest and hills. I don't think my horse was really in the mood to work today. At first he refused to leave the stable yard, then once he did get going, he thought it was hilarious to go under every low branch and close to a few trees before I caught on he was doing it on purpose!!!
Following our horseback adventures, we got back in the car and headed up to Lake Placid to check out the shops. Before we got there we spotted the Old Lake Placid Olympic Bobsled facilities... advertising... you guessed it! Bobsled rides (on wheels not on ice). So I pulled the car over, turned around and pulled in. I mean, how many opportunities do you get to go on a bobsled? I know in 30+ years I've never had the opportunity present itself! Needless to say... we went! What a crazy rush! You go so fast and way up the banking curves!
After a good giggle we piled back into the car and continued onto Lake Placid. Wow! What a busy place (and it was when we first drove through on Sunday). It is just a busy street of people, cars and shops full of tourist crap. Needless to say I didn't spend a penny there, nor did we decide to stay for dinner. After a bit of a rest back at the Bark Eater Inn, admiring the scenery we went back into Keene and ate at the Tip-A-Canoe restaurant for the second night in a row. Once again just as tasty as the night before!
Well that's about it for tonight, Moonlight Guardian has gotten a little bit of my attention here and there but not much. Tune back in tomorrow for our next adventure... what crazy thing am I going to talk my Mum into next?????