|Moose on view outside View Art gallery in Old Forge.|
friend, Simmy, who is working at a camp in Old Forge this summer. They’ve not seen each
other in weeks, so we decided to take a run up. We picked Simmy up at his camp on Dart Lake and then
drove back into town. Old Forge, a quaint old town, contains a long strip of shops running along Route 28, so their was plenty to do. Enchanted Forest Water Safari sits on the edge
of town; an arcade provides opportunity for lots of fun; and a small beach can
be accessed right in town.
|My cute husband, Bob, at Tony Harper’s Pizza & Clam Shack|
Just down the street from the Shack, we stumbled on the Montezuma Winery outlet offering wine tastings–right up our alley! We love wine tastings. The gal who poured our five samples (plus one scotch) had just begun working there, but she was terrific. Very informative and friendly. Most of the wines were on the sweeter side, as expected, but a couple of the reds weren’t too bad. We picked up a bottle to bring home and share with friends.
The next few hours we spent wandering around town, checking out the various shops. In one I found an old school textbook (19th century)–very beat up and unpriced. It had a couple of pages of practice sentences all about a girl named “Grace,” my daughter’s name. I thought it would be good for a future altered art project for her so I brought it up to the counter and made a joke about hoping it was $1. The owner was so sweet–she sold it to me for a buck!
We met up with the boys early in the evening and ate dinner together at Billy’s Italian American Restaurant. I enjoyed delicious handmade rigatoni with a side of sausage, while the boys chowed down on generous bowls of spaghetti with sides of meatballs. Yum!