Northeast '06                                             July, p.1

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 Saturday, July 1

Lazy day yesterday, getting settled in and reacquainted with camp and personnel. 

Today, we were up and at 'em again.  Drove through Ausable Forks to Jay to Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Paul Smith's Adirondack Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC).  Came back over the mountain through Bloomingdale and Franklin Falls to Wilmington and Jay again where we took in a free  6:30 PM blues rock concert on the grass in the town square.  About 100 miles worth.

 The first picture is pure Adirondack.  Streams and lakes everywhere.  The second is of Whiteface Mountain.  See the ski trails, the gondola lift on the far left and the lookout tower on the right? This is near Lake Placid where they had the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980.








Can't beat this for beautiful...


Here are a few butterflies that we were able to catch with the camera at the VIC.







We went for a hike on the Heron Marsh Trail, but saw very few birds.  The marsh itself is beautiful.







Sunday, July 2

Sunday school and church at the Independent Baptist Church in Keeseville.  Another fairly lazy day, getting ready for work duty tomorrow...

Monday, July 3 - Thursday July 6

It's great to be back at Camp Shoshanah.  We had been here for a month or two for five years (1999-2003) as Sowers.  Many things have changed as well as others that have not.  The camp facilities continue to be expanded and improved, but the camp itself is still a refuge from city life for so many people.








The ladies started cleaning up the flower beds and getting the deck prepared for repainting this week, and the guys worked at installing three wall air conditioners in the cabins.






Yes, that's Ed in the kitchen...


After over four years of planning, the new dining hall/classroom building is becoming a reality.  A huge hole was excavated from the hill behind the current dining hall in preparation for concrete forms that are to be coming next week!






We didn't go out for fireworks on the 4th.  They were to start at 9:45 pm, and were far enough away that we didn't feel we would be too happy getting up for work the next morning.   Instead, we has a steak and hamburger barbeque with all of the trimmings, especially the great fellowship.   


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