Monday, March 1, 2021

Traveling Tote #26

If you are here for the first time, welcome to Mountain Breaths. Today I am joining a group of talented bloggers to bring you our quarterly Tales of the Traveling Tote. 

We celebrated Joe's 60th birthday in a former Rockefeller camp in a remote location in the Adirondacks in late January. Miss Aurora was happy to sit on the beautiful couch in the Great Hall.

So tranquil! Iroquois, one of the four original bedrooms in the Rockefeller's main house, enjoys stunning lake views, lounging and dining in the Great Hall, and close proximity to the top of the winter tubing hill for outdoor fun! Miss Aurora certainly enjoyed the tranquility in front of the fire and views of the lake. 
We would go out for a walk and stop at the "Pub" where we had the room to ourselves. Of course Miss Aurora loved the jukebox. 

Each time we would pass the entrance to The Point on our walks, an employee would spot us and offer to take our photo. It was a very cold day with a high of six degrees.

Thank you for joining me on my travels! Next is the best part. The Giveaway!! 

Jackie (and her tote Miss Madi K) @ Purple Chocolat Home are hosting a giveaway, so leave a comment to have a chance to win this adorable towel.. Good luck! 

I know the other "travelers" would love a visit. 

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths (you are here)
Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader
Cherry Kay and Carrie and Hall @ Entertaining Women

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. Deb you and Joe must have enjoyed this special trip so much. The two of you look so gorgeous and happy to be away. Love this camp, how cozy and romantic! Bet those hike were cold but wow, what a way to enjoy nature. Happy March.........

  2. This takes "clamping" to an art form. Just beautiful, and you all look like you're having so much fun! CherryKay

  3. Debbie, your winter journey was one of the best I have seen documented of all my friends! You & Joe truly made the best of all the outdoor activities available, and it was a joy to see your adventures. This birthday adventure was certainly top notch!

  4. So beautiful Deb, and a fabulous way to celebrate a birthday! The lodge looks like a very special place to really relax and enjoy yourselves. I'm sure it will be a birthday you both will always remember! I love your matching red jackets, such a cute photo!

  5. What a beautiful birthday celebration. The lodge looks so beautiful. With a cozy fire and a lovely meal, what’s not to love. You two are the cutest couple. Always an adventure with you. Ai am so happy to are able to get out and enjoy the fresh air and snow. Happy March.

  6. That looks like a fun getaway! Y'all look cozy, and I bet there's a lot of history there. Your accommodations look rustic, yet very comfortable and cozy. I think it's romantic you had a pub room all to yourselves. Y'all are the cutest couple, BTW! It's nice to see a couple getting out and doing something fun....I am so hopeful that we will be able to take our two trips in May.

  7. Debbie, what a romantic spot to celebrate Joe's special birthday. Well done!!! Your photos make me long for such a trip. It would be exotic for us! It all looks cozy!
    As I've said many times, I much admire you and Joe and your shared zest for life.

  8. What a wonderful getaway to celebrate Joe's 60th birthday! It looked like the perfect spot to have some wintertime fun.

  9. Looks like a fun wintery getaway and a special place to celebrate Joe's b-day!

  10. That sounds like a fabulous getaway!

  11. This was the most beautiful and romantic 60th birthday celebration. I loved seeing more of the inside. How fun that the staff were so warm and friendly even if the weather wasn’t. You made it look warm and cozy!

  12. I love visiting the Adirondacks

  13. What a gorgeous place! So gorgeous my previous comment got lost in wonderland.
    So special.
    You are right to commemorate special they will always be special in your mind♥

  14. What a nice place to visit to celebrate your husband 60th birthday! It looks like you both had a great time. I enjoyed looking at the photos of this beautiful place.

  15. Deb you two know how to do it up just right! The setting is magnificent. I love the photo of you dressed to the nines in front of the fireplace. The whole trip seems magical to me.
    Ps I love your plaid hat !

  16. That must have been a wonderful time! I can tell by the photos how happy you both looked :) What a beautiful place it is.

  17. What a fabulous place to celebrate Joe's birthday. Both of you must have loved every moment of your stay.


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