Hubby and I had a wonderful 2 weeks vacation hiking and camping in the Adirondacks in New York State. We went to the Fish Creek Pond campsite, near Santa Clara NY, which is approximately a two and a half hour drive from where we live. The hikes we chose to do were around an hour drive from the camp. Even though we had a rainy vacation, we still managed to hike 5 mountains.

The views from the top of the mountain are absolutely breathtaking.

See for yourself

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View from the top of Jay Mtn.
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Fire tower at Azure Mtn.
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View from the top of Azure Mtn.
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View from the top of Azure Mtn.
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Panoramic view from the top of Azure Mtn.
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View from the top of Silver Lake Mtn.
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Panoramic view from the top of Silver Lake Mtn.
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Lucy on top of Silver Lake Mtn. carrying her little backpack
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Foxy on top of Silver Lake Mtn. carrying her little backpack
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Panoramic view from the top of Silver Lake Mtn.
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We stopped to play a game of mini-putt. It was so hot outside and we did not want to leave the dogs in the car for obvious reasons. The lady at the counter was nice enough to keep our dogs with her in the office with a nice big bowl of water. When we turned around to look back at the office after a few holes played, this is what we saw!!! Lucy just loves to help out the staff! LOL
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The view from our campsite at Fish Creek Pond
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View from the top of Arab Mtn
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View from the top of Arab Mtn
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Panther Mtn on a humid and hazy day.

We had a wonderful vacation. The only exception is that I got a speeding ticket in the State of New York! In Canada, the amount of the fine is indicated on the citation… Not in NY. I had to call the District Attorney’s office! Because this is my first offense in the state of New York, I’m able (possibly) to get a reduction on the fine amount. It’s quite a process to go through.

  1. Go to the DA’s office to pick up the reduction form
  2. Request my driving record with my provincial DMV (which I will only receive when I return home from my vacation)
  3. Complete the form and explain why I was going over the speed limit
  4. Try to obtain American stamps in Canada for the self-addressed return envelope… impossible. (should have bought them when I was in the USA!)
  5. Call back the DA’s office and explain the stamp situation. (they were very understanding and accommodating)
  6. make  photocopy of the ticket
  7. mail everything in before the deadline

All steps completed, now I wait for their answer as to how much they believe I should be fined. I’m impatiently checking my mailbox every day. LOL

Speeding ticket aside, we had a wonderful time.

 

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