Let me start out by saying: Vermont, has been forever on my bucket list.
When we originally started planning this trip and looked on the map I realized we would be only a few hours away from my friend’s lake cabin.
I met this friend 7-8 year ago on an online photography workshop. We, and many more from the workshop have kept in touch and met up a few times over the years.
She invited us with open arms and we couldn’t have been more excited about going!
We left Lake Placid from the swimming hole, stopped one more time at our favorite pizza place… Johnny’s Pizza and drove to Vermont.
Vermont doesn’t have many highways so most of our drive was on country roads. Usually we just want t get to a place but we loved that change in pace and Vermont is so gorgeous that it made the drive by go so fast!
Plus, the boys slept most of the way (a very rare occasion these days)!
We arrived at Maidstone Lake and felt welcome from the second we got out of the car! We received a warm welcome and a tour of camp.
Our plan for the weekend was to relax, relax and relax. The kids were free to do what they wanted to do. They went swimming, fishing, played pool, watched TV, learned all about throwing knives, played with other kids, got to drive the Pontoon boat etc. etc.… Scot and I just sat back and relaxed… did I mention relaxing yet?
Saturday, Scot and I went into a nearby town and bought everything to make Schnitzel and German potato salad as a thank you.
We were treated to a really fun scavenger hunt that led us into a cave to find the missing puzzle piece.
After a very adventurous trip, camp at Maidstone Lake was exactly was we needed!
Sadly, we had to leave after just two nights. We had a 16-hour drive ahead of us which is even a lot for us! We stopped for the night near Utica and the next morning I surprised the boys with a stop at Walmart for a DVD player. We had 9 more hours to go that day and the cheap DVD player + Redbox movies got us through that.
We also made sure to stop on our way home in Vermont at a small road side market to buy lots of Maple Syrup.