New York: Lake George from the Porch

December 19th, 2013

Gratitude Travel Writing ContestUnited States

I’ve been visiting a 100 year old house on the shore of Lake George, New York. It reminds me of the lodges you find in National Parks out west, mainly because of its stacked stone pillars and the design cut into the balusters of the porch railings. Built out of solid materials and with an … Continued

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