Took the little one up to the Great Escape / Splashwater Kingdom up in Lake George. There's been an amusement park there since I was a boy - back then, it was called Storytown, USA. Located in a wooded area off NY route 9 just south of Lake George, there's something there for just about every age range.
It's currently a Six Flags affiliate, which means more 'thrill' type rides, and more teenagers. Why not? They have the money... Anyway, in and among the big name rides are a few remnants of the old Storytown. There are the Swan Boats, the train, Alice in Wonderland, the tram and this lovely old swing ride. Very gentle, one goes round in a circle and centrifugal force gently pushes one out to the side. Perfect for the young and the young at heart!
Monday Mural: rabbit carp - Along the edge of Chinatown near the 880 freeway stands a running frieze of colorful murals. This one caught my fancy because it blends two animals. Wou...
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