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THE ADIRONDACKS - DAY #6 - Monday, September 27, 2004

Today is my last day in Adirondack State Park. I must say, I've spent a good many days here and have enjoyed each and every minute of them. To cap off my Adirindack experience, I break camp then drive to Whiteface Mountain to say my goodbyes to this wonderful place.

I drive a very steep road that zig-zags up the mountain's northern face. Near the top I park the van to check out Whiteface Castle, an interesting structure that sits about two hundred feet or so below the mountaintop. After taking in the castle, I climb a long, rocky stairway to the top where I find an observation building as well as a weather station. The view from atop the mountain is quite impressive, although it's a little hazy so I the visibility is somewhat limited.

After finishing my mountaintop tour, I drive eastward out of the Adirondacks towards Burlington, VT, today's destination. I soon discover I'll be taking a boat ride, for Lake Champlain is blocking my passage by land. Reaching too far north and south to be circumnavigated, I buy a ticket then board a ferry for a 30 minute ride to Burlington, VT.

Upon reaching Burlington, I drive to a Wallmart Store and settle in for the evening. My plan is to campout here for a few days and catch-up on my travel writing.

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LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXCURSION - Tuesday, September 28, 2004

I wake to a hurricane's aftereffects, seems Hurricane Jeff hit my van's interior while I was sleeping. I spend part of the morning tidying things up. To break up my travel writing day, I decide to take a short trip out to Lake Champlain for a closer look at this famous body of water. I spend the balance of the day and evening travel writing.

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TRAVEL WRITING DAY - Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Spent the entire day and evening catching up on my travel writing. No traveling or sightseeing today.


TRAVEL WRITING DAY - Thursday, September 30, 2004

Spent the entire day and evening catching up on my travel writing. No traveling or sightseeing today.


WORM RESCUE - Friday, October 1, 2004

I perform a rescue mission of sorts today to help break up the tedium of my travel writing. I heroically save 12 worms from certain death. The balance of my day and entire evening is spent catching up on my travel writing.

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TRAVEL WRITING DAY - Saturday, October 2, 2004

Spent the entire day and evening catching up on my travel writing. No traveling or sightseeing today.


TRAVEL WRITING DAY - Sunday, October 3, 2004

Spent the entire day and evening catching up on my travel writing. No traveling or sightseeing today.


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Lake Placid from Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington, NY
Sunset, West Mitten Butte, Monument Valley, AZ
Paul on his Big Honkin’ Motorcycle, Denver, CO
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, Washington, DC
Geographical Fins, Arches National Park, Moab, UT
Mount Chocorua, White Mountains, NH
Grooper, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
Pacific Beach, CA
The Whitehouse, Washington, DC
Maternal Family Home - from Grandparents to Aunt and Uncle, Medina, NY
Big Sur, CA
Iron Ore Meteorite Fragment, Meteor Crater near Flagstaff, AZ
Meadow near Aunt Betty Pond, Acadia National Park, ME
Fireworks, Boston, MA