Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saratogo Weekend

We're back from our weekend in Saratoga Springs. It was great! I feel relaxed!
We left early Saturday morning to face the 5-hour ride and meet Lori at the appointed restaurant at 12:00. It was a rainy day.

Driving on the PA turnpike enjoying the beautiful colors through the rain.

Just a drizzly mist of rain but beautiful colors as we started going north in NY.

We had a nice lunch and walked around the town with Lori but it was raining so hard we were totally soaked and could not take any pictures :-(
It is such a beautiful historic area in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, famous for it's race track and the beautiful lake making it a wonderful retreat in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for the upper classes.

Saratoga Lake around 7:30 AM getting ready for the events for the Head of the Fish Regatta.

This is Katie (pink boots) and her partner in the "Double" carrying their boat to launch. Whether one rows in a single or an Eight, it is the rower(s) who are responsible to get their boat to the water.
This was her first event.
A Double is a sculling (2 oar) event. Katie learned "sculling" in high school but not many are taught to scull. The majority are taught "sweeping", which is using one oar.



Katie's position (she is the one without the hat) in the boat is called bow which means she stears.


Here is Katie with her 2nd event - rowing in an Eight, taking the boat to launch. This is a sweeping event.



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It was a cloudy, gray and chilly day on the lake - we're headed home.

The further south we went the nicer it got and it was a lovely ride home -

I could not resist photographing this beautiful tree at a rest-stop


I feel nice and relaxed - I'm hoping my week will be that way too :-)

3 comments:

Silke said...

What a perfect weekend, Beth, after your first hard week at work! I am glad you had a relaxing time - thanks for sharing the photos of the rowing and the beautiful fall colors!! Here's to a great week for you!! Hugs, Silke

Karen Fields said...

Congrats on your new job, Beth! You are so blessed to have weather like this. Gorgeous! It still feels like July here in Orlando. I used to crew in high school...brings back memories.

lilylovekin said...

Glad you had a good weekend and hope you are having a good week at work. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos of the great fall colors. You are so lucky to live in a part of the country that has the wonderful maple trees.