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post #1786 of 7051
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True, which I expected, but there's a difference IMO between standard mountain cold at night and cold and rainy all day. Cool weather is awesome, its one of my favorite things about the mountains... Cold rain is just miserable though.

The biggest problem is there is no way the wife is going hiking or anything if it is 40 degrees and raining--so that will scratch just about anything outdoors. I can only sit in a cafe or whatever for so long.

I really have no idea what we will do if it rains the whole time. I guess let's just hope the forecast changes between now and then.

You obviously need to sit in a bar instead.
post #1787 of 7051
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

You obviously need to sit in a bar instead.

I do seriously need to find a good wine shop in the Lake Placid area...
post #1788 of 7051
i can't speak for the Adirondacks, but the Finger Lakes can get insanely hot and humid in the summers.
post #1789 of 7051
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I do seriously need to find a good wine shop in the Lake Placid area...

The former NYT wine critic, Terry Robards, owns a wine store in Lake Placid. I don't know how hands-on he is these days, but it is a beacon in the wildeness.

Make sure to check out Lake Placid Lodge for a meal...

http://www.lakeplacidlodge.com/

If you're driving up from the city stop for lunch at the Noon Mark Diner in Keene valley (or on the way out) - make sure to get some pies!

http://www.noonmarkdiner.com/pies01.html
post #1790 of 7051
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

The former NYT wine critic, Terry Robards, owns a wine store in Lake Placid. I don't know how hands-on he is these days, but it is a beacon in the wildeness.

Make sure to check out Lake Placid Lodge for a meal...

http://www.lakeplacidlodge.com/

If you're driving up from the city stop for lunch at the Noon Mark Diner in Keene valley (or on the way out) - make sure to get some pies!

http://www.noonmarkdiner.com/pies01.html

Thank you! Will definitely have to check those out!
post #1791 of 7051
IIRC, Terry Robards' store is sort of across from the speed skating oval, on the right side as you're driving into town. I'm a little stumped for recommendations as we are usually up there in winter for the cross-country skiing....
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

IIRC, Terry Robards' store is sort of across from the speed skating oval, on the right side as you're driving into town. I'm a little stumped for recommendations as we are usually up there in winter for the cross-country skiing....

No worries, I appreciate the help youve already given! We'll definitely check out Robards' spot, sounds like it's definitely the best wine shop up there.
post #1793 of 7051
I can tell you from experience that once you have a Noon Mark Diner pie, it will become the #1 must-not-miss stop for any return trips. LP is a long drive from the city (7 hrs or so) so we like to leave early to get a jump on the day and avoid traffic getting out of the city. If you dawdle around and don't leave until mid-late morning you will find yourself arriving at dinner time. Leave at 7 and you'll be passing the Noon Mark right about lunch smile.gif It's on Rte 73 as you cut over to Lake Placid from the Northway. Very good food (and there's not much else around), but the pies are exceptional icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1794 of 7051
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

I can tell you from experience that once you have a Noon Mark Diner pie, it will become the #1 must-not-miss stop for any return trips. LP is a long drive from the city (7 hrs or so) so we like to leave early to get a jump on the day and avoid traffic getting out of the city. If you dawdle around and don't leave until mid-late morning you will find yourself arriving at dinner time. Leave at 7 and you'll be passing the Noon Mark right about lunch smile.gif It's on Rte 73 as you cut over to Lake Placid from the Northway. Very good food, but the pies are exceptional icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

We're going to leave the city mid-day, so we definitely won't be there until dinner time. We're actually staying in Keene though, so we should be able to check it out at some point. I do love pie smile.gif
post #1795 of 7051
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

I can tell you from experience that once you have a Noon Mark Diner pie, it will become the #1 must-not-miss stop for any return trips. LP is a long drive from the city (7 hrs or so) so we like to leave early to get a jump on the day and avoid traffic getting out of the city. If you dawdle around and don't leave until mid-late morning you will find yourself arriving at dinner time. Leave at 7 and you'll be passing the Noon Mark right about lunch smile.gif It's on Rte 73 as you cut over to Lake Placid from the Northway. Very good food (and there's not much else around), but the pies are exceptional icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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post #1796 of 7051

Christ, now I want pie.

 

Standard Pies $15.50  
Apple-blackberry Apple-blackberry Crumb
Apple-blueberry Apple-blueberry Crumb
Apple-cranberry Apple-cranberry Crumb
Apple-raspberry Apple-raspberry Crumb
Apple Apple Crumb
Blueberry-peach Blueberry-peach Crumb
Cherry-peach Cherry-peach Crumb
Mince  
Peach Peach Crumb
Pumpkin  
Raisin  
Raspberry-rhubarb Raspberry-rhubarb Crumb
Rhubarb Rhubarb Crumb
Strawberry Strawberry Crumb
Strawberry-rhubarb Strawberry-rhubarb Crumb
   
Deluxe Pies $19.50  
Apricot Apricot Crumb
Black berry Blackberry Crumb
Black Raspberry Black Raspberry Crumb
Blueberry Blueberry Crumb
Cherry Cherry Crumb
Maple Walnut  
Pecan*  
Raspberry Raspberry Crumb
Very Berry Very Berry Crumb

 

lefty

post #1797 of 7051
That's two recommendations for Noon Mark. Will definitely give it a try then.
post #1798 of 7051
Also, I really hope it doesn't take 7 hours. We're leaving from Jersey City where we have rented a car--I'm hoping for more like 5, though traffic could be nasty...
post #1799 of 7051

Depends on how much time you spend at Woodbury.

 

lefty

post #1800 of 7051
Hahahaha, fair point.
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