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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Magic Forest or the Stuff of Nightmares

It has been a while since my last vacation. A LOOOOOOONG while. So when DH (who went and started his own little blog) suggested that we escape last weekend, I was on it like white on rice. I was a planning fool. So with itinerary in hand we set off for Lake George and Lake Placid.

1st Stop was Magic Forest - land of the cracked out statues. Like this:
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and this

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and this
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and this

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But there was also lots of this
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and this

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and this

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If you can get past the Nightmare Before Christmas parts, its really a cute, family run, toddler-sized Amusement Park. The kids seriously aren't creeped out by the statues like you'd think they should be. Most actually thought they were hilarious.

The park itself reminded me of Mountain Park - an old amusement park that my parents met at and my grandmother used to take us to each summer. Old, but comforting - Full of charm and friendly people. Each operator was kind and friendly, helping the little ones off and on. Several even allowed A a double ride since no one was waiting.

Magic Forest is a great little treasure nestled in the Adirondacks. Its part of our American Culture, something we should work hard to preserve. Great Escape is right down the road, but somehow this park is hanging on. I hope it always can.