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From the beaches of Fiji to the Adirondack Mountains in New York. We weren’t expecting to get a sunburn, but New York greeted us with a cold snap. After five months of travel a little it was just what we needed. Family, friends, and time to recharge!
Danny spent every summer growing up in a cozy cabin on the Fulton Chain of Lakes in the Adirondacks. Their cabin was on 4th Lake and after constantly hearing stories about this place, Hailey finally had the chance to visit. Danny’s mom met us along the way to re-live some Kukulka family memories.
We missed the leaves changing by about a week, but made the most of it with plenty of hiking.
The first stop in any trip up to the Old Forge / Inlet area is Rocky Mountain. Although a bit chilly, we were able to get a great view of 4th Lake and the surrounding area.
Next on the list, was a hike up Bald Mountain to see more of the Fulton Chain and the old fire tower.
Reliving Danny's glory days, we went to the beach where he lifeguarded, the baseball field he hit back to back home runs (much smaller today than he remembered!), and the local restaurants he worked at to save up money for his summer fishing and biking obsession.
Unlike the rest of our travels, this was a very familiar place to him and sometimes familiarity and tradition makes for the best vacations!
We stayed at the warmest, coziest lodge in the Adirondacks: Great Pines Resort on Fourth Lake. Danny's family friends purchased the old property and brought it back to life for a new generation to enjoy. And we are so happy they did!!
Before saying farewell to Great Pines, we went on one last hike to Ferd’s Bog. It was a cold (or as Hailey would say, FREEZING) morning, so we were happy it was a short one. We can’t wait to come back and make more memories!