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June 28th 2015
Published: June 29th 2015
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Just a boat launch into the marsh
Well, another rainy day. Almost makes me think we're in England. We had a breakfast of scrambled eggs sans salt, toast, pancakes & waffles at the hotel. Comfort Inn in Syracuse is ok, but no more than that.

We drove north towards the small town of Dexter, to try to find Dexter's Marsh, home to wildlife, fowl & fish, but all we found were boat launching points for the fishermen and Harbor Battlefield park. So we continued to the Bonaparte Caves, where Napoleon's brother and his family supposedly hid out after Napoleon was kicked out. We didn't find that either. But somewhere along the way we rescued a baby snapping turtle that was trying to cross the road.

Note to self: double check the directions for out-of-the-way places.

On the road again, through the rainy Adirondacks. We needed to stretch our legs some, so we stopped along the way at a cross country ski access spot (there are lots of similar places on the road, where all you see from the road is a little sign and a dirt road turnoff. Got to keep your eyes peeled). We parked and went for a walk in the forest in
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Rescued while trying to cross the road
the rain. I enjoyed it even though my fancy raincoat consisted of something akin to a plastic bag. The kids complained a bit at first, but soon enough we were inventing songs about the forest.

Another note to self: keep your day job!

After a nice, if short and wet walk in the woods, we spent another hour or so in the car through the mountains and the small, picturesque town of Saranac to the Olympic Ski Jumping complex at Saranac. That was closed too. Not much luck today. So we drove back to town and checked in to our hotel, the Best Western Mountain Lake Inn. A nice hotel, better than the one in Syracuse!

After supper we went for a walk along the lake shore, saw boats, beautiful houses along the shore, some ducks and Canada geese. We were careful not to step in the goose poo that was everywhere! We finished off with ice cream. Ethan got chocolate and Tamar got maple & walnut. Gilat and I shared a maple & walnut cone too.

Our daily adventure video:

Back at the hotel the kids were off to the pool to burn

Wood sculpture at the hotel
off the ice cream.

Thus endeth another day on our trip. Tomorrow is (hopefully) better planned and we're hoping the weather will be more cooperative.

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