Sometimes in travel it all goes a bit sideways...
There was no way I could join in the fun as my friends toured wineries and set out on epic hikes. Time for a change in plans! Fortunately by the time I arrived in Lake Placid, I was feeling a tiny bit better and was able to make the best of a queasy situation. Here's how I spent my lazy visit to Lake Placid.
A snug hotel room.
Some of my favourite features at Hotel North Woods included a king sized bed with a great view of the lake and a charming snug reading nook with a couch, coffee table, side bar, and a coffee bar. It was the perfect spot for a bit of rest and relaxation and I felt a little less sad for myself as I snuggled in bed, gazed over at the lake, and read for a bit.
Speaking of reading...
Time for beer! Um, hang on there...
Much more my style were the gourmet offerings from the Adirondack Popcorn Company. Their "Moose Crunch" is a delicious blend of popcorn, chocolate, peanut butter, peanuts, and pretzels and the salty sweet flavor was ideal for tempting my appetite after a few days of a self-imposed fast.
Coaxing my appetite
I opted for a less greasy, more sensible option of Cajun salmon with rice and veggies. The good news is that my stomach held onto the meal with no protest. The bad news is that I should have known better than to order fish, vegetables, and rice at a spot famous for burgers, pizzas, and pub grub. The salmon was a bit overcooked and a touch fishy. The rice was dry, but the veggies were on the soggy side. It wasn't a bad meal but it wasn't great either and I would have been disappointed had my appetite been at a full roar. I'd still recommend the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery based on how happy my friends were - just stick with the classics.
Breakfast the next morning at Hotel North Woods went over much better. My French toast and scrambled eggs were just what my stomach needed and they were delicious - seems like I was on the mend!
Finally, smoother sailing
Have you ever been under the weather during a trip? What did you do to make yourself feel better?
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My time in the Adirondacks was facilitated by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism and I thank them for their support.