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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    shit, i forgot it's a holiday weekend. Nice!
     
  2. lefty

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    I've camped in the Adirondacks in the middle of July and it has been freezing at night. Par for the course up there.

    Nothing sweeter than the sound of rain in a forest. Dress well and you'll be okay.

    lefty
     
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  3. aravenel

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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.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ditch wife, hike on own
     
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  5. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    This is a distinct possibility. Let her hang out in some antique shops or something.

    I'm going to bring the rain gear with me and just hope for the best.
     
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    You obviously need to sit in a bar instead.
     
  7. aravenel

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

    gomestar Senior member

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    i can't speak for the Adirondacks, but the Finger Lakes can get insanely hot and humid in the summers.
     
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    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
     
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  10. aravenel

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    Thank you! Will definitely have to check those out!
     
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    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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  12. aravenel

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    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.
     
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    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 :) 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 :slayer:
     
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  14. aravenel

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    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 :)
     
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    I endorse this post.
     
  16. lefty

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    Christ, now I want pie.

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Standard Pies $15.50
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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Deluxe Pies $19.50[/FONT]

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    lefty
     
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  17. aravenel

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    That's two recommendations for Noon Mark. Will definitely give it a try then.
     
  18. aravenel

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    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...
     
  19. lefty

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    Depends on how much time you spend at Woodbury.

    lefty
     
  20. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Hahahaha, fair point.
     

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