Lake George, NY
July 12-18, 2009
Imagine yourself relaxing on the verandah, looking across the grassy slope going down to the lake. Across the lake the hills rise up to the beautiful sky. See the boats on the water, people walking along the beach road, the scenic natural beauty. Perhaps you see someone parasailing. Maybe some of the people strolling along the beach road are headed to the park for a summer concert. What is over there on the right? It’s the Fort William Henry Museum. This 1755-57 British fort was the subject of James Fenimore Cooper’s” Last of the Mohicans.” Where are you, that you are seeing all this?
You are at CACI’s 2009 Annual Vacation in the village of Lake George in the Adirondacks of upstate New York. July 12-18. You are staying at the Best Western Fort William Henry Hotel on Lake George, enjoying good food, enjoying the sun, enjoying the sights.
We are going back to the 6-days-and-nights vacation. (2007 and 2008 were just 5 nights.) Cost for the week is $849 based on double occupancy and includes 6 breakfasts and 5 dinners along with your 6 nights lodging with liturgies and dances and parties. The village of Lake George is at the southern end of the 32-mile long lake. You will have the opportunity to see more of this beautiful lake since one of our dinners is a dinner cruise on Lake George.
You can reach Lake George by plane, train, bus, and of course car. There are many flights into Albany and the hotel provides a van to and from the airport for $25 each way. The van service will also pick up at the Fort Edward train station, Rensselaer train station, and the Glen Fall bus station.
Besides relaxing on the verandah or in the pool, strolling along the beach road, perhaps catching a concert, browsing in the shops, playing miniature golf, and indulging in the all-important ice cream stores, there are a number of optional tours you can take.
Sightseeing trips include an overview tour of the Lake George area, Glen Falls, Bolton Landing and a scenic drive up Prospect Mountain to the crest overlooking Lake George. There will be a city tour of Albany, including a tour of the state capital building. There will be trips to Cooperstown, Fort Ticonderoga, an Upper Hudson rail trip and visit to the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park.
There will be a post-convention day trip to Saratoga Springs on Saturday, July 18. Tour the city with its Victorian architecture, mineral springs, Yaddo gardens. Walk around on your own. The tour will include a visit to the Racing Hall of Fame and finally dinner at the Racino track with a few races. We will bring you back to our convention hotel so you don’t need to change hotels for the post trip but you will need to stay over an extra night, the night of July 18. Of course you can stay longer or come in early. Extra nights are available for $84, double occupancy, additional cost for single occupancy.
Watch for reservation forms coming to your mailbox or to your club. For further information contact Neal Hyatt at 301-229-1455 or via e-mail (preferred) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Janet Yntema at 313-882-0990 or email@example.com. Both are on eastern daylight time.