Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lake Placid October 2015

We ended out little trip with a visit to the home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. The last time you saw the above track it looked like this:

Having lived through an Olympics, they hold a special place in my heart, I was very excited about going here.

The first thought you have driving into Lake Placid, is how the hell did they have an Olympics here? It is a TINY little town far away from most everything, with one two lane road going in and out. Yes, it has world class skiing in its back yard , but still. The modern Olympics is such a spectical , not so much still in 1980.

This is the same place

 The caldron makes Atlanta look super nice, The area is now the local soccer field snap a big horse showing park.

 You can see the massive ski jump towers still down the road

Maybe this is the future of the games that no one wanted in this past bidding, go back to a much smaller , sports focused game...

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