Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Saratoga Is For Horses, Lake George For Rain

We could have stayed another month or was great to get away for something other than work. It did rain every day but Saturday - opening weekend at the track - so that was fine. Sort of.

All the rain on the other days prevented me from wetting a line even for a short while. Never even got out on the boat. That said, we had a great time eating, drinking, listening to great live music, watching the races, betting and only losing $15 when all was said and done, and just plain old having fun. After hanging at the track for the better part of teh day, we hit a local post-race watering hole, and then went into town to enjoy the street festival.

A view of the lake from the Algonquin:

A view across the table at the Algonquin of my lovely wife and friend Barry toasting something. I'd like to think it was the mayflies clinging to the windows in an effort to stay out of the rain.

The ponies getting ready for the first race of the day. The weather could not have been better.

And here is the self-described, "Jew in a fox hunt outfit that blows a trumpet at the track", Sam, myself and Karen just after he treated us to some traditional and not-so-traditional bugling of the finest order. This guy is good - even did some Led Zepplin for shits and giggles.

So, that's I did on one of my summer vacations.

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