Thursday, August 24, 2006

Mountains, Lakes and Pines

Getting ready for a three day weekend. I’ve delivered everything, given my clients all the promised goods for the week. Whew. Now it’s time for some much needed R&R.

The secret location of our trip is Lake George in the Adirondacks. My wife still does not know, but I’m pumped. A little early taste of fall. Of course this region is the scene of Last of the Mohicans, the great book and movie originally written by James Fenimore Cooper.

I hope not to think about marketing and advertising, start-ups and growth for three days. I hope to do a little canoing and a trip to Ft., Ticonderoga, a well contested fort in the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolution.

Breathing will be good, too ;) All work and no play is a nice theory with start-ups, probably very true. Unfortunately, many times you have to force yourself to take that break. Well I'm physicallly removing myself from the office to achieve this worthy goal.

Looking forward to it. See you next week.


Blogger Washington Cube said...

Unplug everything and enjoy the trip.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Editorial Staff said...

We moved from Alexandria about five years ago to the Adirondacks!

Not only are the Adirondacks just plain cool but they include wilderness areas that are among the best east of the Rockies. The Adirondack Park is bigger than the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite COMBINED!

It covers an area about the size of Massachusetts (or Vermont). The park has 46 peaks over 4,000 feet, eleven with rare alpine summit vegetation, and about 1,500 peaks over 1,000 feet. There are about 2,800 lakes and ponds, 35,000 miles of streams, over a million acres of wetlands, and over 5.5 million acres of forests, including more than 500,000 acres of old growth.

What's more amazing is that it's within half a day's drive of 75 million people - within a half day’s drive of 75 million people - about 10-12 million people visit each year.

Over at my blog, Adirondack Almanack, you can read more about the culture, history, politics, and more (including a series on Adirondack tales of disaster and danger).

Thanks for a great post about our national treasure!

3:40 PM  

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