My brother's girlfriend, Nora, is an amazing lady for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that she just turned 50 AND she just became an RN. Michael threw a big celebration - complete with a piggy - and my girlfriends and I decided to make a road trip out of it.
-- Patty melts at the Grist Mill (my first ever 'Melt at a restaurant I used to frequent while growing up in Parish), complete with fries and gravy (and smelly bathrooms although I didn't notice)
-- While driving, Stacy was annoyed that we were all on our phones texting :)
-- Using tests to figure out if we were elves or demons (Stacy is not an elf)
-- Talking about movies that MOST of us had seen
-- The Beaver Tamer
-- The Summit Hotel in Lake Placid: nice, with friendly "simple" people
-- Cutting our lemon with a nail file
-- Dinner at the Adirondack Brewing Company: special drinks = free glasses
-- Brown Dog Cafe and Wine Bar: Roy, and his little wood - or was it a putter?
-- Wine (in little glasses) in the room while watching Forrest Gump
-- Breakfast at Pan Dolce: bamboo menus (what - no grease on the menus?), cloth napkins, and omelettes with yummy things like avocado and brie - 'so civilized
-- Me SUPPOSEDLY copying the menu choices of others (whatever)
-- Shopping: matching hoodies, funny and fitting magnets, looking for beaver stuff, matching drink cups
-- IDK - no I mean ADK
-- Malone Holiday Inn Express: swanky! And again, friendly simple people.
-- Aquatic tattoos
-- Trying to find Mom's house, the back way (I was not lost!)
-- Mike's house full of stuffed things in snarling, eating, swimming and flapping positions (probably most disturbing is the stuffed coyote eating a stuffed squirrel and it is sitting on his fridge)
-- The reptile room
-- Women in Waders calendar
-- Photos under the moose - or was it a reindeer?
-- Liz with Squish, the snake, wrapped around her neck!
-- Lynora to Mike: "Will you do me in here?"
-- The screen door crashing in and Lynora sitting on top of it (because she was running through the house so she wouldn't get caught wearing her sneakers inside)
-- The skunk hat, and how Liz ROCKED it!
-- People eating - without fear - food that had been sitting out for hours
-- Mo's Pub, sipping martinis and Coronas while repelling all men in the place with our idiotic behavior
-- Fat Bottom Girls
-- Closing the damn blinds at the hotel (well, some of us figured it out)
-- Listening to 80s music allll the way home, and making fun of those who didn't know any of the songs (but we still love her anyway!)
-- Eating my first Wendy's meal (I was disappointed)
-- Lynn + Nora = Lynora!
-- Liz and her TWO pair of sunglasses: dark and light
-- Digestive issues necessitating a quick stop (and it wasn't me, for once)
-- Are we home yet?
I CAN'T WAIT TO TRAVEL WITH MY GIRLIES AGAIN SOOOON! (and next time, Christine, you better be with us!)
|the cake says it all!!|
|sad Christine, still at work :(|
|Lynora getting "done"|
|we found a beaver!|
|cloudy mountains as seen from our hotel room in Placid|
|the Grist Mill in Parish|