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A Lake Placid state of mind

July 15, 2010
Lake Placid News

 To the editor:

  My wife and I just recently celebrated our five-year anniversary up in Lake Placid and our trip to the North Country was very majestic. Lake Placid in my opinion truly does live up to its image of being a small town Olympic Village. We especially want to acknowledge Mr. Jim Rodgers who was our Tour Guide at the Olympic Arena. He is a very fascinating individual who truly demonstrates what it means to be a native of the area. His knowledge of the Adirondacks as well as his role in helping persuade the International Olympic Committee to bring the 1980 Games to Lake Placid was very inspiring especially knowing now that Lake Placid even to this day was the last small village to have ever hosted an Olympics.

   Our dining and recreational adventures were first class. People in Lake Placid and elsewhere in the Adirondacks where we visited were absolutely nice and we could tell just how much pride they took in referring to the North Country as their home. While our home is in Virginia, which is a great state to live in, my wife and I do miss Lake Placid and the rest of the Adirondack North Country. It’s quite unusual in today’s world where you can go to a park that is home to 6 Million Acres of protected land and know that man and nature are constantly working together to always ensure that the park remains “Forever Wild”.

    We hope to come back to Lake Placid soon and our goal is to get back up in a couple of years My wife and I will always appreciate knowing that Lake Placid is an Olympic Village which stands for representing the people and its athletes from past to present. Thank you Lake Placid for allowing us to be a part of your village during our weeks stay.

Kirk and Amanda Monroe

Midlothian, Virginia



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