Monday, August 11, 2008

Affordable Vacations

It is no secret that I'm a big fan of New York. In fact, you could say "I Love New York"! So, it is only natural that I spend my summer vacations in my favorite state. And with gas prices the way they are this summer, we are lucky to have so many adventures awaiting us within such a short drive of where we work, live, and play.
Living in the Hudson Valley gives me the opportunity to have mini vacations within a short drive of my home on a regular basis. But last week my sister, my 4-year-old niece and myself headed up to the Adirondacks for a week-long camping trip. Alpine Lake Camping Resort is a fun, affordable family vacation that offers more activities than I can list, to keep all members of the family happy.
It is the perfect place for kids to ride their bikes. My son learned to ride there years ago, and my niece went from a novice to an expert on training wheels within a week!
And if you have a dog you want to take along on vacation, camping is perfect. There was an incredible amount of dogs at the campsite, and dog walking around the lake is a favorite pass-time of many campers. Saturday was Pets on Parade day, where if you didn't already have a dog, you could adopt one.
Only 3 hours away from my house in Orange County, and about 1/3 a tank of gas, this New York vacation couldn't have been better.
And later this week I'm heading back up to Saratoga County with my three kids (all adults now) and our horses for some horse camping.
We're interested in hearing what other great vacations people are having in or within a short drive of the Hudson Valley. I know there are lots of great places to go. Let other people know about your summer adventures while there's still a little bit of summer left!

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