Well I have spent the last three days (basically) computer-free and it has really been nice. Last night and this morning I did do a quick e-mail check, but that was about it. We spent Sunday through Tuesday up in Lake George, NY, where we go every summer for a quick getaway. It was amazing how much changed over the last year (and maybe that is because I feel like nothing ever changes there). Sadly, my favorite stop — Basketville — is gone. We were driving by and I was shocked. Seriously folks, my jaw actually dropped and I was speechless. For those of you who have never been witness to the glory of Basketville, I don’t even know if I can paint a picture that will do it justice. Yes, as you can imagine there were lots of baskets, but there were also cool ceramics, old fashioned toys, silk flowers, wicker furniture, teas and candies… it was just a great store. My mom mentioned that the one in Sturbridge, MA also closed and after I did a little research I found out that only two of the eight stores remain: the flagship store in Vermont and one in Florida. ::sniff::
We stayed where we always stay — The Brookside Motel. I heartily endorse this place if you’re staying up in the L.G. The rates are great, the location can’t be beat, and most important (in my opinion) it’s away from noisy part of Canada St. But just a hop skip and a jump away so really, you are just as close to the town as if you’re staying at any of the motels on the top of the hill.
We had plenty of good eats (I’ll save the details for another post), though unfortunately Noah didn’t make mealtime easy for anyone. Of course, I should have seen that coming a mile away. He was certainly testing some limits! All in all, it was a nice getaway and now we’re all back to work. How quickly that “vacation” feeling fades!