Monday 4 August
We hit the road just after breakfast on our way to Elk Lake in the heart of the Adirondacks. Having discovered RoadFood.com I had a little detour up my sleeve. We stopped at Famous Lunch on Congress Street in Troy for some of their chili dogs that are out of this world. They are about a third of the size of a regular dog on really good soft buns, mustard, onions. Absolutely delicious. Washed down with grape soda. Yum.
While we were driving around Troy we came across the new Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) looming above us from the street below. A pretty fantastic looking creation that looks like a viking ship perched on the hill encased in glass. It may not be the best visual neighbor, but it is striking.
After a beautiful drive up the interstate we pulled into the Elk Lake Lodge situated in the middle of a private forest reserve. It was like stepping into a postcard.