Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We have a date!

Well, my SR called yesterday to schedule our preconstruction meeting.  They're going to start digging a big ol' hole in the ground July 9.  She wanted us to have our precon meeting and meet our PM the week before...however, we're out of town that week, so we're doing it next week.  Yep, exciting stuff.  Thankfully, we won't miss any action as we arrive back from vacation the day before they start work.  Although I wouldn't mind them starting early, I don't want to miss out on anything.

We'll be spending a week and a half in the Adirondacks up in northern New York State, specifically Lake Placid.  It's an awesome little village along a nice lake, surrounded by mountains.  Lots of olympic sites to go tour (the 1932 and 1980 winter olympics were held there).  Just for fun, I decided to post some pics from last year's trip.  The next round of pics to post will be progress on the house!
awesome panorama from part way up a mountain we climbed

This one is the panorama from the summit, Cascade Mountain.  Yes the stitching is really bad, guess I didn't hold the camera still while spinning around.  It was too windy at the summit to use the tripod.  Overall, 5-1/2 hour hike, top at 4,098 feet.  Buned 2,500 calories, so we ate well that night.

A cool bobsled on the sidewalk along the main drag in town

Day trip to Montreal.  What a cool city!  It has a European vibe to it.  Too bad I didn't remember a lot from high school French class.

Bet that would do some damage to your car!

So quiet and relaxing along the lake

This one we cheated, drove up the mountain.  But still, at over 5,000 feet up, you can see a lot!

These guys are insane.  They start off going down this ramp at the top of a tower a couple hundred feet up and I swear they're in the air a good 10 seconds.  Its crazy.  You can see a bit of the ramp at the top left of the picture.

The boys felt such a sense of accomplishment making it to the top of the mountain.  You get past the tree line and it opens up to this huge rocky summit.


  1. That ski jumping is wild stuff for sure!

  2. Everything looks beautiful! It looks like you all had a great time!