the sagamore for the 4th
The best vacation resort we have been to, aside from our wedding/honeymoon at the Grand Wailea, HI, was at the Sagamore on Lake George to celebrate the 236th birthday of the good ol’ USA. We traded in hot dogs for lobster rolls and went New England style out here for an a la Americana vacay baby. This was pretty much a full service resort that allowed us to teach the baby a little fishing, pool lounging, and motorboating. They even offered a kid’s camp to take kids hiking and all sorts of activities so that parents can get drunk by the amazing negative edge pool. Let’s just say, we will be back to try out more stuff like that and parasailing and/or waverunning when the baby gets older. We did spend so much of our time in the huge pool; the baby was showing off what huge strides she is making with just 3 private lessons of swimming so far. I just couldn’t get over the view myself….
The picture of Luis directly above was taken by the Baby and her newfound skills at photography using my iPhone (one shot, one try). Anyway, you can’t visit the lake without taking out a boat. I kept singing one of the kid songs on the Baby’s Imagination Mover’s CD that goes something like “you gonna build a boat, everybody build a boat” with a Jamaican accent while we were off trying out our own motorboat. Everybody indeed had a turn at driving. First, Captain Speedy over here had us bumping up off our seats like a roller coaster (which the baby LOVED) as he lived out some kind of Hawaii Five-O water chase scene in his head. The baby had some steering action herself followed by Mommy who scared the bathing suits off of everyone on the resort dock as I was coming into port. That’s right…fear me people!
We did spend a morning outside the resort visiting the Magic Forest again. We took the baby 2 yrs ago and she had a blast, but we certainly noticed the difference those couple of years make in how she takes to rides and parks. The baby was a thrill seeker dragging me on the Ferris Wheel that went thru the mountain trees and throwing her arm in the air on their old fashioned wood roller coaster. It was also funny how she was picking out her next ride before the ride she was on even came to a complete stop. Its only another year or so where she will outgrow this little Magical hideaway.
I didn’t even realize how close we were to Vermont until I spotted the Ben & Jerry’s when we walked into town. Just had to get a picture for posterity.
And to make the vacation an official success, I accomplished what I said I would last year - find better fireworks than that rather sad finale we witness at Rehoboth Beach, DE last year. This year, right near the resort on a floating barge, hugh fireworks were on display giving an awesome reflection against the lake and the hundreds of brave people out on little boats.
Here’s hoping you all had some good fireworks for the 4th!!
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