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  • Writer's pictureInger and Jeff Latreille

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~Sunday, August 29, 2021~

Day 441

Discovered we were out of water this morning when I got up to make my pot of “Joe”. Pretty nice though, that we have a spigot right across the street where we can just fill up our Brita to get us by until we actually fill the fresh water tank. We were also at 12% power due to the cloud cover which required us to run the generator for about an hour to get back up to 100%. Just love that Honda generator as you barely hear it. There are certain hours we are able to run it...8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and then again from 4:00-7:00 p.m. It’s actually nice how they work that. Who wants to hear a generator at O’Dark Thirty or while you’re trying to enjoy your nice campfire?

I’ve made a decision to forever ditch boxed pancake mix, and stick with my tried and true homemade pancakes. Prior to the trip, I’d always made them from scratch, resorting to box mix only when camping. We already have all of the ingredients to make them from scratch, so why , all this time, did I not pull out the darn recipe? Anyway, it was nice to have those light, fluffy, delicious hotcakes once again. Sometimes, adding a little lemon zest and ricotta cheese takes them up a notch. Now for some of that Vermont maple syrup we’re about to buy when we pay a visit to the Morse Farm tomorrow.😉

Even though there were a few other sites we would have liked to have seen on this trip, we decided to make it a project day at the campsite. We’ll be back to Lake Placid for sure one day. The Adirondacks and the city are just beautiful. Here are some of the additional sites we’re adding to the list for next time:

1. High Falls Gorge in Wilmington, NY

2. Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, NY

4.Baker Mountain-loop trail near Saranac Lake

5.Kayaking on Saranac Lake

6. Ausable Chasm in Ausable Chasm, NY

Projects today were:

Inger: 🪣Clean all of the outside windows

👏Placing our new FootprintsOnWheels decal on the trailer…...a momentous occasion! (see video 🎥).

Jeff: 🔧fixed the bedroom pocket door hinges.

🔧Installed replacement endcaps for the awnings and caulked them with silicone so they wouldn’t continue to slip off easily (Jeff discovered they’d actually improved the design since we bought it….hmm🤔….must have had a few complaints)

🔧Cleaned and lubed the 2-foot long stabilizer screws. They were sounding like they were working too hard (usually a sign).

🔧Scupper replacement on trailer (like a downspout). One day a few months back, we noticed one of the front scuppers didn’t look like the others, so assumed it fell off somewhere while traveling. While Jeff was trying to put on a replacement, he realized that nothing was missing after all. They actually modified the normal looking scupper so it wouldn’t block the awning when it was retracted (poor design). The problem with the scupper being modified is that it doesn’t extend out far enough from the trailer, so rain doesn’t pour onto the trailer. Jeff doesn’t think it’s that big of a deal. Well, at least we have spares. They are plastic after all.

Before dinner we took a nice walk to check out (as we always do), the campsites we’d like to stay at next time. Of course we can’t give away all of our secrets or else we’d never get to stay at the primo sites. This campground is a real gem, and one you can completely disconnect….no cell service and very few modern conveniences. Definitely not for everyone, but it was perfect for us. The outdoor recreation is endless.

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