I don't think I realized just how far south my recent adventures had taken me until I spent about fifteen hours in the car making my way back to Upstate NY. All in all, it's hard to complain about having a basically boring trip, because that means that everything went according to plan, but there were a couple highlights along the way.
First and foremost, getting to visit with some friends I haven't seen in years and months. Secondly, paying less than $3 a gallon for gas. I don't expect either of those to happen again any time soon.
Rather than doing something sane like unpack, I swung up to Schroon Lake yesterday to have a meeting with Adirondack Shakespeare Co Artistic Director Tara Bradway in advance of the upcoming season, and to check out some of our performance spaces. I was excited to be doing a tour of Shakespeare plays around the Adirondacks, but now I find out that we're performing in the ruins of an amphitheater at Scaroon Manor that are almost a century old. I call that a win.
Here's a shot I took on my phone:
I'll take a hundred year old playhouse on the lake over air conditioning any day.