For three years we've been hearing about Lake George, about how beautiful and clear it is, about the many villages and shops and activities. Over the July Fourth week, we finally saw for ourselves. // alexandracooks.com

For three years we’ve been hearing about Lake George, about how beautiful and clear it is, about the many villages and shops and activities.

Over the July Fourth week, we finally saw for ourselves. We spent a week with Ben’s parents in a couple of little cottages at Stepping Stones in Diamond Point, which I can’t say enough nice things about.

Here are a few (hundred, sorry) snaps from the trip… making up for not taking a single photo of the children for the past year.

Hope you all are well!

For three years we've been hearing about Lake George, about how beautiful and clear it is, about the many villages and shops and activities. Over the July Fourth week, we finally saw for ourselves. // alexandracooks.com

We spent most of our days at the beach …
wren walking to beach

kiddiesinwater

wren jumping

repeat

graham, water

ella goggles

3 kiddies

Tig was there, too, toddling around.
tig, blanket

Stepping Stones has this great lawn equipped with a ping pong table, badminton net, shuffleboard court, and a swing set, all surrounded by a mini racetrack, perfect for biking and scootering …
wren scooter

Tig took a stab, too…
tig, scooter

And she’s off! Incidentally, Santa brought this scooter to Wren, and it has been an incredible hit. It’s a little easier to control than the razor scooters, but it can still really cruise.
tig, scooter

tig, scooter

swinging tig

A scootered-, tuckered-out Tig takes a nap:
swinging, sleeping, tig

Wren, too:
sleeping wren

Over the course of the week, we grilled lots of burgers and corn, and one night, we charred peppers, peeled them, and wrapped them in tortillas with goat cheese and cilantro. More on this soon.
peppers on grill

peppers, cilantro

Tig discovered corn.
tig, corn

tig, ben

graham and tig

ella

4 kiddies

graham, ice cream

Tig discovered ice cream.
tig eating ice cream

One morning, Ben’s mom, Wren, Tig, and I drove to Bolton Landing for the farmer’s market, where we bought a blueberry pie, some yummy bread, and cherries.
cherries at the bolton landing farmer's market

farmer's market

Tig discovered cherries.
tig eating cherries

ben's parents

One of the many many benefits of going on vacation with your in-laws? Date night! Woot woot.
date night

On a dreary, stormy evening, Ben and I headed out for a drink at the Sagamore, which was looking especially dramatic.
sagamore

The semi-finals of the European Cup happened to be on …
soccer

so we stayed for dinner.
lobster

sunset

After a week of fun, it was time to head home …
tig

tig, bum

but not without a quick stop at Mrs. London’s in Saratoga. Tig loves a good baguette.
tig, baguette, Mrs. London's

Home sweet home. One day at the lake, Tig and I went antiquing in Bolton Landing, and I found a couple of bedside tables. How to chose, how to chose? One man’s trash …
crate

side table 1

side table 2