Our time at Speculator was filled with Uncles and Great Uncles, cousins and second cousins, grandmas, grandpas and Great grandmas. All with insatiable cameras clicking away at each minute that passed. We went on walks and boat rides, saw fireworks, sunspots (thanks to Uncle Doug's telescopes) and even a trash can with evidence of a hungry bear hug. There was so much to see that the boys generally had a hard time closing their eyes at night. Fortunately an image is worth at least a thousand words and our camera got quiet a belly full too. So for a more thorough explanation of our vacation at COTW I will direct you to the novel of images above.
We decided to cut our time a bit short this year as we wanted to follow Grandma and Grandpa Batdorff down to DC. It was an extraordinary Adirondak bright blue, clear and crisp day greeted me as I packed our car to leave. Every year on the day we leave the weather is perfect. It is like an unexpected parting gift serving as another reminder of why we came. After a flurry of pictures, smiles and hugs we folded ourselves into the car and we drove away hands waving at Great Grandma Faust smiling but a bit somber. One more stop to make before driving in to DC: Greenville, NY.