Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Glamping Under A Full Moon

 My amazing 60th Birthday continues! The "Scoots" (BFF group) surprised me with a birthday destination celebration, 
and I was not told where it would be held. 
Leaving our home for the trip. 
Joe drove me to the destination (he offered so the gals could get everything ready), and his first stop was our camp 
so I could pick up clues. Imagine my surprise when I walked into camp 
and saw these sweet clues sitting
 in a little blue pick up truck. 
After reading clue #1, we were on the road. 
The first stop was the Thendara train station and Adirondack Scenic Railroad which is only a few miles from our camp. All I knew was that we were heading "north" which meant "the mountains".
Clue #2 was "If you are feeling blue, stop and sit for a while in the Adirondack chairs and enjoy the view". 
We stopped at Blue Mountain Lake for this wonderful photo. 
Clue #3 was "Go Wild for Awhile", and the answer was Tupper Lake 
which is home to the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks. 
Clue # 4 was "round and round and round you go, and where you stop, no one knows. You can ride a beaver, rabbit, fish, racoon, bald eagle or a loon". 
The answer was Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake.  I chose to ride on the loon. 

Clue #5 was "Mirror, Mirror on the wall, I have been ranked the 
#2 most beautiful place of all." 
The answer was Lake Placid/Mirror Lake Inn and one of my favorite places 
to vacation and shop. 
Upon arrival......Clue #6 "I am at the top of the Earth and the end of Earth's axis." The answer was Santa's Workshop (North Pole) in Wilmington, NY. This was where I met my creative group of friends, and had a great weekend. There were wearing "Debbie" faces. 
I was whisked away to a Glamping Tent that was decorated by my friends. 

 I forgot to take a photo of my bedroom....but does it look like I had to sacrifice anything? I had a queen size bed with four pillows. 
I slept like a queen! 
All meals were prepared for me, and I wasn't allowed to watch them set up or lift a finger. 

There are two Scoots missing from the collage above. Paula and Me. Paula was busy sneaking into the Hungry Trout Restaurant finalizing plans for dining alfresco, and then we forgot to take a photo of her. 
Here we are taking a photo of the osprey that landed on a tree on the Ausable River. A very nice fly fisherman offered to take our photo. 
Glamping is essentially camping with creature comforts. I am the baby of our group, so no more 60th birthday parties. Boo Hoo. 
Glamping Rules
Enjoy the outdoors
Take plenty of photos
Build a campfire
Eat s'mores
Gather acorns
Dine alfresco
Start a journal
Go geocaching

Thanks for stopping by!
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. What a fun hunt...what was at each stop? They certainly put a lot of effort into planning this with the cute table settings, and all the clues! I love the Little Debbie sign...lol. Looks like a fun weekend and you can tell they love you!! 60 Rocks and you wear it well!!!

  2. Debbie, this is such a fun way to celebrte a special birthday or any birthday for that matter. Your friends orchastrated a fabulous event from the clever clues to your beautiful Glamp to the amazing memories you all added to the years of memories already shared. Making memories with BFF is priceless. Happy 60th, beautiful friend!

  3. Oh my goodness, what fun to see our wonderful weekend in all your beautiful pictures! It was so much fun to plan and I was so excited beforehand for you to delight in your surprise!

  4. You are so blessed! Unimaginable..so many lovely women..Joe in it too..so darn special and I am certain well deserved..Ths plates..OHwow.Theface masks..I can't believe what they did♥

  5. What a fabulous way to turn 60! Amazing friends and plans of all your favorites for this trip. I enjoyed all the photos Deb. Sweet Joe, he's always one step ahead! Tell him hello from Jim and me. And, love the destination .......

  6. I couldn't love this more! Ohmygosh, your Scoots friends are the absolute best! Kudos, ladies! What a great job for so many wonderful things to celebrate Little Debbie (too cute!).

  7. I smiled all the way through this post, Debbie!! What a great group of BFF your Scoots group is. The birthday celebration looked like such fun, and they spoiled you royally. The Little Debbie sign was adorable, and all the clues leading up to your glamping was just the best. They are wonderful party planners!!

  8. What a grand way to celebrate your 60th, Debbie! Your friends and Joe are the best!! Fun, fun, fun!

  9. Too Too much fun Debbie! Your friends are the best! Wow, I love that Joe was involved too, they thought of everything and beyond! What a fabulous time and memories you made!!
    ❤️ Jenna


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