Adventures out of LL

Storm Watch

Rules for living in Long Lake.  Leave heat on an ooch higher than normal when leaving for work (in case of power outage)  Strap down all decorations… wind predicted…  Get out all manuals to learn how to put ice on skating rink and make a nice smooth surface.  Dig out all gloves, snowpants, boots, scrapers, shovels.  Appreciate the mini sidewalk snow pusher that clears off the snow… call the snowplow man, naw… I will just walk to work.  Consider investing in snow tires.  List complete.  Now for happenings..

Santa is coming.  check out # for details on sign up etc. 

Reserve week in February for the kids… we are calling it Winter Wacky Week.  Loads of activities to get the kids and adults out of the house and taking advantage of the winter wonderland.  Feb 15-19th special events are planned.

Get the snowmobile ready… watch the lake freeze… okay list is done…

Jazz in Long Lake

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10th Mt. Division Audience Members

10th Mt. Division Audience Members

Feeling Long Lakey?  We’ve got the Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip playing on the Town Beach tonight, August 12th at 5pm.  Of course in my wizardry promotional machine the first posters that went out featured Tony “Perkins” so everyone coming will probably be expecting a re-enactment of Psycho to the dulcet tunes of Miles Davis.

On Friday we have the 10th Mt. Division 24 piece Jazz Band coming.   All I know is I paid for the tour bus and paid for promotion in the local newspapers.  They are playing up at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.  The location for Shakespeare in the Park, Weddings, Common Ground, Picnics, great bathrooms, Long Lake’s Craft Fair (which was a huge success), Author’s Night BBQ, and the site of next years Americana Festival… (that’s in the works anyway… or maybe it will just be BlueGrass.. haven’t figured it out yet)

Traveling Town

Today the town ventured to Tupper Lake, 22 miles north.  The Wild Center opened its doors to the neighbors and visitors of the north to experience it in all the springtime glory.  Vendors, exhibits, the sun, all came out to share in the fun.

A group of LL parents traveled north and enjoyed the company and the food at the cafe.  We hiked on trails, smelled mink scents, admired Sturgeon, saw a live porcupine eat carrots and felt the ice and wondered what it would have been millions of years ago as the Adirondacks were carved out of glaciers.

The kids ate boiled hot dogs and cheez doodles.  My daughter had to pee on the Forest Preserve… sorry about that!  She peed on her pants (at least not in them) so she rode home in her car seat without… ya know… the bottoms, but she was happy to have had the adventure.

We drove by Coney Mountain and gave homage to Verplanck Colvin and discussed a future hike up that mountain.  Have to find the magical power line trail.. it’s been over 25 years since I climbed that hill on the the Tupper Road.

Then we came home to Long Lake and had a nice meal courtesy of the Pizzeria behind Hoss’s.  Thanks Jody, it was yummy.  The dogs barking, calling out saying “ruff ruff, where’s my pepperoni?”

The buds are budding and the daffodils are out… and the best part… NO FLIES!

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