“A Trip to the Adirondack Mountains”

John Losee, English I, Sept. 29, 1920

We had some relations living in the Adirondack Mountains who invited us to spend a few weeks with them. We decided to go. We went to Barrytown about six o’clock and took a train. The ride lasted all day and when we arrived Saranac Lake my uncle was there and he took us to his house. Saranac Lakes is not on the Saranac lakes but on Lake Flower. There is not very good swimming places in Lake Flower so we planned a picnic to another lake called Pine Pond.

Larry Losee, Irene Fraleigh, and John Losee at Saranac Lake c. 1918

Larry Losee, Irene Fraleigh, and John Losee at Saranac Lake c. 1918

To get there we had to go through several lakes and walk about one mile. It was a beautiful lake but had a poor beach. It went out about three feet and then dropped off quite steeply. We had a fine time except that I being used to a long beach ran in the water and went out a little too far and went under. We went from the lake and found our friends at the place we left our boat and we had a picnic in the woods. Then we went home.

Another day we went in a motor boat that carried passengers and had a nice trip through the lakes. We went to the movies several times.

“Poor conclusion” is written in red at the bottom.