We have Hope Town friends that hiked the Appalachian Trail this summer. I did my part by walking about 100 feet of it at the summit! Our friends later told us the climb up the mountain was challenging and when a thunderstorm came through, they spent the night in the log cabin that is provided for hikers there. I'm glad we drove!
The weekend after Labor Day is always packed full of events that we traditionally attend. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate for a trip to Lake George to see the Adirondack Nationals car show, and Dave was sick and we didn't go to the last Guptill's Car Show on Monday. However on Saturday we attended the Tugboat Round-up in Waterford. Once again the chilly weather kept some people away, and it didn't look quite as well attended as in previous years. That worked in our favor though.
We came across this display of wildlife bird rehabilitators which was amazing. They had three different owls and a raven which were so interesting. These birds had issues and would never be able to be returned to the wild, so they are displayed for educational purposes. Kudos to the Whispering Willow Wild Care group!
On Sunday, despite coming down with the flu, Dave went to the Rice-o-Rama motorcycle show in Massachusetts (I wonder how many people he infected...). The show was twice as large as previous years and more people than ever were thrilled with this one day a year event.
Of course his Widowmaker ride got an enormous amount of attention.
Dave didn't take too many photos, but if you are a Facebook fan, you can see plenty of shots from other's cameras on Rice-o-Rama's page.
Our friend Jim even got a 2nd place trophy for his Honda 50 in the 0-100cc class. Congratulations Jim!
Now that fall is here, we'll be looking forward to more events, although finally the weather is summer-like...we'll take it!