Happiness is Relaxation: Lake Placid
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. ~ Herodotus
After coming off of the trail and jumping right back into the semi-normal, non-working life of wrangling and cleaning gear, planning, working out at the gym and once again couch surfing. I decided I needed a few days of pure relaxation. I wanted a beach, a chair, a good book but the process of finding the right place at the right price was much more difficult than I expected. Then, by accident while looking at places to stay in the Adirondacks I hit upon Lake Placid.
As most of you know, Lake Placid was the site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics, the 1980 being famous for the Miracle on Ice, where the US beat the Russians and went on to win the gold medal in hockey. I hadn’t been to Lake Placid in almost 30 years but it seemed to be the perfect mix of a small, quiet town, lots of places to eat and a bit of an escape from the last throws of the Summer’s heat.
Throw in the opportunity to have dinner with some good friends, and lots of time to read, write and stare at the lake from the balcony of my hotel room and it turned out to be just perfect.
We all need to take some time to just slow down or even stop. I know a lot of you are agreeing and rolling your eyes at me because of jobs, kids, and all of the responsibilities we are constantly buried under. Well let me roll my eyes right back at you, it’s because of exactly all of those things we all need time to just stop for a bit. So, yes, it may be difficult but find a way my friends because I want you all to live a long life with lots of happy days ~ Rev Kane
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