Holiday weekend!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I actually got almost a 3 day weekend, which was nice.  Just some morning work on Friday and that was it. We were able to get in some riding, which was good because Saturday during the day was rainy.

We had 2 4th parties to go to. The first one was at a neighbor’s house and we met a lot of new people.  I didn’t take pictures because I didn’t want to draw that kind of attention to myself 😀

In the evening, we headed down for a BBQ and fireworks at my sister’s house.  NY is now allowed to sell fireworks to the general public. Nothing that goes in the air and nothing that makes a huge amount of noise, but that leaves a lot of ground fireworks and my favorite, sparklers!





Here are some of the ground fountains:

Sunday was a great day for riding. A little warm and humid, but a good ride to the lake.  It was really crowded!  Lots of people on the paths and in town. This tour boat was getting ready to head out.



I am not really sure what this is supposed to be, but LL Bean had a tent out with this parked by it.


We got ourselves a treat at the Lake George Baking Company and found a quiet corner in the gardens.


Almond cookie and iced coffee 😀



Good thing this place is a 9 miles from home or I would be there a lot!

This is such a nice area tucked in by the lake.






Even with a rainy day on Saturday, I still got in 75 miles over the last 3 days.  I just crossed over 1000 miles on the season. Still on track for 2000.

Speaking of cycling, the Tour de France started on Saturday! I watch a lot of TV during these 3 weeks. I am not a big TV watcher other than football and some DIY shows, but this is a time when I do watch a lot.


I am on team Nairo Quintana!




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20 thoughts on “Holiday weekend!

  1. Lisa

    That is the most popular LL Bean shoe! They have sold them forever and for some reason they were so popular in the winter that they sold out and none could be found.

    Your bike rides sound fabulous!

    1. Lori Post author

      The sparklers are a lot different than they used to be. Smaller and don’t burn as long – but still fun 😀

  2. deb

    Lovely photos Lori! Aaahh somebody else likes sparklers! They are my fav. I was a huge fan of Lance Armstrong. He was a huge inspiration to me when i started running several years ago and biking… It was such a huge let down that i haven’t had the heart to watch the tour de france since…. Hugs! deb
    deb´s last blog post ..Have Litterbox …. Will Travel……

    1. Lori Post author

      Yes, Lance turned out to be quite the asshole. At least the sport seems to be a lot better now, even though there is work to do.

  3. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Hurray for long weekends! I think my mom has a pair of those LL Bean shoes and they are probably 20+ years old and still in great condition. They don’t make things like they used to anymore. 🙂

    Is the fireworks restrictions local or state-wide? We have had a lot of really nice displays in the neighborhood. I think people tend to launch aerials even when they maybe shouldn’t. We’re lucky that we can launch into the water.
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..Late Celebrations

    1. Lori Post author

      The restrictions were state wide. People would go across state lines to buy fireworks and bring them home. Now we can have some, but not all types. There are a ton of ‘sanctioned’ displays in the area, so really no shortage of fireworks around here. In fact, they go off weekly.

  4. Biz

    We just had sparklers, I actually bought them yesterday at a deep discount since we were driving home on the 4th – we did see lots of fireworks from the highway though!

    Hooray for a 3 day weekend!
    Biz´s last blog post ..I’m Back!

  5. Fran

    What a great weekend and how nice that you got to meet a lot of new neighbours.

    I don’t watch the tour every year but this year I had plans to follow it because Dumoulin had great chances to end high in the rankings. I was so sad for him he had to leave the tour due to the huge crash. I heard that Cancellare got out too this morning. How tough are these guys to get back on the bike with 2 broken bones in your back? That’s what I admire about cycling: those guys are hardcore!

    I don’t have a favorite person anymore for the tour, only hope team Lotto-Jumbo does well because it’s a Dutch team.
    Fun fact: did you know that Teyja van Garderen is last name is the name of the village in the Netherlands where I grew up and where my Mom still lives?

    Enjoy the next 3 weeks.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Monday, July 6, 2015: Mishmash

    1. Lori Post author

      That’s fun about Tejay 😀 He is doing well so far, actually. I love the tour and we know a lot of the riders because we watch other cycling races. I feel horrible for Cancellara because he just recovered from broken vertebrae and now he has broken them again. Cyclists really are really the toughest sports people out there.

      1. Fran

        I used to know a lot of them. As a child I always had to watch the TDF because my Mom watched it (she still does). Back then it was horrible to watch cycling 3 weeks 🙂 but then again I had to watch soccer, tennis, the Olympic games. My Mom was and is a sports fan and she loves most sports. She even got out of bad one time many many years ago to watch a boxing game with Muhammed Ali.

        I probably won’t watch it all but try to see the finishes as much as possible. There’s also a program on TV at 7 pm every day with the highlights of the tour so I can always watch that.
        Fran´s last blog post ..Monday, July 6, 2015: Mishmash


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