After a great afternoon at the beach, we took a quick spin to this covered bridge. That's Nini, Cici, and Craig in the window! We ended the day with a campfire and smores!
Highfalls Gorge: Right after our gondola ride to the top of Whiteface, we headed to Highfalls Gorge where a waterfall awaited us. Craig was in a rather spritey mood making this little pose in his "play" vest that matches the girls. He did not get his monogrammed - which I wish he would have - it would have been cute to get a photo with the girls and him in their vests. The waterfall was nice to look at and a fun and easy hike for old and young. They have information signs throughout the walk which he children can read and answer questions. If they get all of the questions right, they receive a small souvenir from their gift shop. It's a great idea! We drove to Lake Placid for a picnic on Mirror Lake, a promise to swim that we had to squash because it was getting late and their were just too many people wanting to swim. We hit a few stores along the way home and ended the day cooking steaks on the campfire and watching SYTYCD (or at least some of it).
July 3rd started with clouds and lots of rain. We had planned to go to the beach, but changed our minds with the new weather and headed across Lake Champlain into Sharron, Vermont the birthplace of Joseph Smith. It was pouring down rain when we arrived. I got out with Sassy, since she hadn't visited here before and was going to at least take a photo of her at the monument. I grabbed our beach umbrella and headed out with her to snap some photos. There was an Elder who was coming out with some umbrellas and when I said we were just going to take some photos and knew that Craig and the girls were in the car - headed down to our van to convince them to get out and visit! It was a really cute gesture and although the girl's faces look like they are not enjoying themselves, they loved talking to the Elder and telling them all about their adoptions story! It was quite sweet.
later that day...
We drove back up through Vermont to Knight's State Park on the VT Island stretch in Lake Champlain. The park was having a firework celebration on the 3rd and we thought we would check it out. The park is one we have visited for swimming in other posts. We were completely in a state of enjoyment as the parks planning committee did a great job of putting together a small enjoyable, community celebration. The girls had a blast running around their fields...
Sassy, apparently, could not find any other sweatshirt in all of Maine; so we ended up looking a bit like twins. I wasn't enthralled with this photo as Craig seemed to be in taking it.
The evening ended with a great display sunset and display of fireworks. We enjoyed $4.00 half rack of ribs, easy parking, and easy exiting. It was a very, very fun evening and a great ending to a day that started out with rain and cloudy skies!
It's almost three in the morning and I'm finally posting my last vacation post! I will have a summary and link to all our photos soon! Take care everyone and thanks for commenting :)