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  •  Lovely diary. (7+ / 0-)

    I could smell the trees and the water and feel the chill. Guess you can take the old girl out of the East Coast - but it lives on!

    Thanks for the trip back.

    Please join in the fight against PG&E proposal to use sonic cannons to map earthquake faults off the central coast of California ! http://tinyurl.com/cryjtkp

    by brook on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 11:18:08 AM PDT

    •  Thanks, Those childhood roots run deep. (5+ / 0-)

      I'm glad it brought you back. I grew up in NY then spent around 20 years based in So CA b4 moving back. The first winter was tough but I became acclimated again.

      •  One of my grandmothers (5+ / 0-)

        would tuck a colorful fall leaf in a letter to me once in awhile. It always made me smile.

        When looking at your pictures I was remembering Lake George too. Aunt had a camp, outhouse and all, on one of the little islands in the 30's - 40's, then in later years on the shore across from the village.

        Please join in the fight against PG&E proposal to use sonic cannons to map earthquake faults off the central coast of California ! http://tinyurl.com/cryjtkp

        by brook on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 11:58:31 AM PDT

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        •  The Adirondack Camp lifestyle back then was great. (3+ / 0-)
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          It's sad to see that these days most working class people can't afford to have a second place. The idea of being able to get away on weekends and for vacations is now something of a luxury.  Both time and money are in short supply. My Aunt and Uncle still have a camp on the St. Lawrence River near Alexandria Bay. Their children don't want it. The weather there makes it a summer only kind of place. I did live up that way for a few years while growing up. 40 below zero in winter isn't out of the question up there.

          •  Yah ... Can't use lake cottage south of Watertown (4+ / 0-)
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            at all in winter. But town charges year round taxes..

            I love George Takei for being aware and honest and sharing. And "the best damn pilot in the universe."

            by PHScott on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 04:34:32 PM PDT

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          •  Expensive to maintain a second home (5+ / 0-)
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            these days is right. We're lucky to have one home! I live in a beach town and despite the backward politics, consider myself very fortunate.

            My Mom's mother had a wonderful Victorian at the beach and her kids didn't want to keep it. Same with the Lake George compound.

            But then, I am at the age where a certain amount of nostalgia for the 'good old days' colors some of my thinking.
            I was lucky to have what I had when I had it!

            Please join in the fight against PG&E proposal to use sonic cannons to map earthquake faults off the central coast of California ! http://tinyurl.com/cryjtkp

            by brook on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 05:10:38 PM PDT

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