Thursday, October 17, 2013 enjoy our family vacation the Whiteface Lodge

What an great family trip we had this week up in Lake Placid, NY.

Mark is on block leave this week.

We took advantage of his time off, pulled the kids out of school for a few days, and took a trip up to the Adirondack Mountains.

Two of our kids decided that this place was better than Disney!  There were so many things to do.  So many family friendly activities.  I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked because I was enjoying our time together.

But here are a few highlights...


We did LOTS of swimming in the indoor/outdoor pool and probably spent even more time in the hot tubs.  The kids thought it was so great to be able to swim under a bridge to go outside...

Audrey spent most of her time hoarding the floaties.

William spent most of his time jumping to catch the football.  (The first day he shared his catches with a friend from Fort Drum that was also there.)

We spent time at the bowling alley that you can reserve for just your family.  The kids report this was there very favorite activity.  Really they lost interest pretty quickly.  Without bumpers they weren't able to get very many any pins down.

The game room was awesome!  Ping pong, foosball, air hockey, shuffleboard, pool and lots of blocks and other toys for Audrey to entertain herself with.

Interestingly enough, the activities coordinator told us that the biggest complaint they receive about the accommodations in the lodge is that the game room does not have an arcade-style games.  


Ice-skating was another favorite activity.  They have a huge outdoor ice-rink that they spray down and re-freeze each night.  It's been open daily since October 1 and remains open daily until the sun melts it too much.

Campfires and s'mores were another favorite.  Every evening.  All the fixings.  Yum.  

You probably are wondering about the robes...all over the lodge we would see people randomly wearing their robes out in the common areas.  We decided to partake in the trend one evening.

Besties enjoying the fire.


Hiking.  There are so many trails to choose from in the Lake Placid area.  We chose a trail called Cobble Hill.  

This was the kids' least favorite activity of the week.  

Mark and I endured lots of complaints.  Lots of whining.  The view at the top was worth it.  

This Lake we trekked by at the end of our hike was named Echo Lake.

It's name was not disappointing.  The kids had so much fun listening to their echoes.

The rest of the time at the lodge was spent eating, drinking, playing games, enjoying time with our friends, and just enjoying our time as a family together.

So many good memories were made.

1 comment:

  1. Wow... what a wonderful getaway it looks like. (Although I cannot fathom why on God's green earth ANYone would ask for arcades... unless they happened to be under 10-years old! Ha ha.) I'm so glad you all had this time as a family. Beautiful pictures!