The Honeymoon in Upstate New York in Photos
Our arrival to the Bolton Boathouse Bed & Breakfast
After getting settled into our suite Joe the co-owner of the B&B suggested a few places to eat. We decided on eating at the Algonquin.
It was a beautiful pricey place over looking the lake. Jess and I both tried a seafood dish. I had crab legs that would’ve been easier to deal with had they given me a seafood fork and shrimp over pasta. Jess had the most tender scallops & shrimp over pasta. They offered bread but we declined. Our beverage of choice for most of the Honeymoon was unsweetened Iced Tea.
Jess spotted these loons and noticed a wooden one on the mantle and wanted me to get a picture of her pointing at it but the owner insisted that she just hold it. Jess loves loons and even though they populate the area we didn’t see any real ones.
We then went back to the boathouse and enjoyed the sunset and the eve on cushioned lounge chairs on the dock.
Before Turning in for the night we took well advantage of the gorgeous sitting area of the open space dining room.
Thursday Morning early rise Breakfast isn’t till 9:00 am every day but ya just had to soak up the gorgeous view from the outside porch.
Each day for Breakfast Co-owner Patti (Joe’s wife) and Manager Renee cook up some amazing and exquisite breakfasts. Each is three courses. Starting with a Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Granola Mousse, then onto a rolled omelet with pork sausage patties, potatoes and fruit and ending with peach granita. Simply fabulous & Delicious. With complimentary Coffee tea or Hot chocolate, a glass of water and the Juice that morning was orange. We also shared some conversation with an older couple from Montreal named Jacque & Michelle. Michelle spoke a lot about working at the Montreal Museum and they were both intrigued by our jobs at BSLW.
After breakfast we decided to take a hike at Up Yonda Farm. A lot of their educational programs weren’t going on but the trails were open. I had my newly purchased hiking sticks to help me out up and down the mountain. We hiked all 150 ft to what what was supposed to be the decedents cemetery and that was a let down, so then we took another trail and that lead to the incredibly gorgeous view of Lake George.
Yeah that’s just a wooden bear at the foot of the mountain. Wooden bears seemed to be the object of choice for a lot of homes & business’s.
After the hike we decided to go cheap for lunch and get some of the best NY Style pizza and chicken parm stromboli from Dave’s Market. A local fave within walking distance of the B&B. We ate on the grounds of the B&B as the hired landscapers did their thing. Finishing it off with a maple praline wafer. Fresh local Maple.
After that we decided to hit the Adirondack Winery in the Village of Lake George. Yeah I know I gave up drinking. But I’ve never gone to a winery and done a wine tasting. We had a sharp cheese plate and crackers to cleanse the palette in between each taste. You could try up to 7 wines and 1 dessert wine. I tried 1. Chardonnay (dry smooth pear vanilla slight coconut light oak) 2. Cabernet Sauvignon (soft supple tannic black currant dark cherry) 3. Serene White (sweet light fresh kiwi melon) 4. Orchard Blossom (sweet tart green apple) 5. Musical Medley (semi-sweet light pineapple) 6. Season’s Flourish (Sweet Tart Pomegranate) **** My 1st Favorite 7. Amethyst Sunset (semi-sweet light blackberry) 8. Winter Concerto (Sweet Caramel Toffee Hazelnut) **** My 2nd Favorite. Jess tried 1. Sauvignon Blanc (balanced crisp grapefruit herbaceous) 2. Barbera (medium bodied intense smooth cherry raspberry blueberry) 3. Prospect Mtn. White (sweet light crisp peach) 4. Musical Medley (semi sweet light pineapple) 5. Blue Twilight (semi sweet light blueberry) 6. Amethyst Sunset (Semi-Sweet Light Blackberry)**** Jess’s first Favorite. 7. Berry Blush (sweet light floral raspberry) 8. Winter Concerto (Sweet Caramel Toffee Hazelnut) **** Jess’s 2nd favorite.
We then hit the arcade that was open in town and well we had to what the hell. Jess played those ticket spewing games and I played the games that you ride like snowmobiling & skiing. Also gave a try at this Elvis Pinball.
After that we headed back to Bolton Landing and had dinner at Market Place Steakhouse and More for Dinner. Our server Dante confused my gender ( to this day I still have no idea why some of the population is that ignorant..don’t matter if i am fat thin long hair short hair no hair facial hair clean shaven colored hair hats glasses no glasses…some people are just confused) I had Ribs and potatoes Au gratin and glazed spicy carrots and Jess had chicken & Mushrooms over pasta.
After Dinner we walked around town and did some shopping and i snapped some unusual photos and we found an awesome antique joint where I bought some records.
Friday Morning Breakfast at 9:00 Am consisted raspberry orange juice & cantaloupe/watermelon to start, followed by scrumptious apple pancakes and bacon and ending on a pear granita.
A few shots around the boathouse which is also a Historical Landmark called George Reis Home. The Dachshunds are Joe & Patties. And yeah Jess crocheted that purple mouse and gave it to Patti who commissioned Jess to crochet 10 more for the Boathouse. After that we took a stroll up to the Sagamore Resort. We got a pool/hot tub Gym pass from the B&B for free. Later that night we went swimming & hot tubbing.
We were then off to the Village of Lake George to take a 2.5 hr 32 mile Steamboat Cruise of the lake via Lake George Steamboat Co. aboard the Lac du Saint Sacrement.
It was nice to see all of the mansions that align the lake and the private islands. We had to board the ship at 11:30 am but it didn’t set sail till Noon-2:00 PM in the meanwhile we got hungry so before lunch we had real but not exactly hot Hot Chocolate and Mild Hot wings. I think the odd combo of food gave me some serious indigestion the only true down moment food wise on the trip.
We took some time to check out an art gallery at the Lake George Historical Society. They had a museum but like most things at this time of year it wasn’t open. We then had a fabulous Greek lunch at a joint called Ali Baba Express. Jess had the Mix Plate Appetizer (Carrot Salad, Eggplant Salad, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Humus, Ezme & Fava Beans) and I had the Veggie Iskender (Roasted Eggplants, Zucchini, Red Peppers with Tomato & Yopgurt Sauce served with Rice, Pita Bread, Roasted Green Beans & Onion Salad. Jess’s meal came with the super huge and hallow Lavash Bread. Wonderful food ! Cool crocheted things on the wall, the owner joked with Jess that each photo would cost $5.
After Lunch we headed over to the campy House of Frankenstein Wax museum. Couldn’t use flash for these two photos. One is a stabbing murder the other is torture via guillotine. Very cool animatronic stuff that you changed at a push of a button. The experience ended with a strobe mirror room, a collapsing bridge and a dizzying rotating tunnel.
Our last dinner of the trip was at Cate’s Italian Garden Restaurant & Bar.Our server was Ashley who knew Joe & Patti and was a wonderful server. Their meals are super huge. The meal began with Fresh Baked Bread and we both tried the thick & Hearty Tomato Basil Soup. I had The Eggplant Parmigiana & Jess had Cate’s Garden Special (which was Baked Breaded Chicken & Mushrooms, Mozzarella Cheese & Ham over Linguini) Ending with a complimentary Tiramisu because it was our Honeymoon
After Dinner we headed back to the boathouse to turn in one last time.
Saturday Morning we had breakfast for the last time and met a much younger couple named Adam & Megan. Breakfast was Baked Glazed Plums, Hash-brown Quiche & Pork Sausage, ending on Pineapple Granita.
As we were about to leave I got a few shots of Joe’s boat and then we headed out of Lake George went to see the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls and Drove through Saratoga Springs.
IT WAS ONE HECK OF A LOVELY HONEYMOON !