Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lake Placid

Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, New York.

Such a beautiful and serene place.  This was my favorite part of the tour, I loved our hotel, I loved the scenery, I loved the little town, I loved the olympic village, I loved all the food we had here and just the over all feel of this place was fun and cozy.  I wouldn't mind coming here on my honeymoon and staying at the glorious Mirror Lake Inn, I loved it that much.  When we pulled up our tour director told us that the lobby had a very distinct smell, and she was right.  When you walk in you are hit with a dreamy aroma of cinnamon, cloves and wassail, it smells like Christmas.
 Here are some photos of our hotel:

The lobby

The Library

My room

My balcony and the view

Everyone gets a fresh home baked cookie awaiting them in their room when you check in

After I settled into our rooms and freshened up a bit, we walked down to The Cottage, the local pub that is owned by the hotel.  It is right on the lake and is adorable, it's small and filled with locals and has surprisingly delicious food

After our meal of gourmet sandwiches and chocolate peanut butter pie for dessert, I headed back to my room to cozy up in my bed and watch some episodes of Duck Dynasty.  On the foot of my four poster bed as a faux fur blanket, can you say heavenly?!  This hotel truly thinks of everything to make your stay here the best possible stay ever.

The next morning we began the day at the docks of Lake Placid, we were going sailing!  It was the most gorgeous day, I could not of even dreamed of a better day to go out boating on the lake.  The sun was shinning, the sky was blue, the leaves were colorful, and the lake was, well, placid.


The next day was the first official day of the tour, we took a tour of the city of Montreal. It is a beautiful city, but not too touristy so there wasn't too much to go see.  We began at a look out and saw a beautiful view of the entire city.

 Then we headed to Old Montreal where we saw their cathedral, it's a beautiful building but since it was sunday we weren't allowed to go inside.  Then we took a stroll down their cute, narrow streets to Vieux-Port Steak house where we had a delicious lunch.  After lunch we bid farewell to Montreal and Canada and started on our way to Lake Placid, New York.

The drive was a couple of hours so we stopped a view times at view points to stretch our legs and enjoy the wonderful fall foliage along the way.