A paradise for true cars aficionados

Lake George, NY
Fort William Henry Hotel in Lake George Village

It was a cannot-miss car show, around 1600 beautiful classic cars, trucks, customs parts, equipment, services and much more, FREEDOM. The 32nd edition of Adirondack Nationals Car show started on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 and ended on Sunday September 12th, four days of the roars of the engines. Cruises ran north to south on Canada Street (main street) of Lake George Village, NY, then back south to north. Hundreds of chairs and people were line-up to watch the show. Our camping was right on Canada street and we can hear that roaring even at 3 am, one of the noises which somehow doesn’t bother me at all. They held an award ceremony with many awards, favorite Corvette Award, Favorite Mustang Award, etc. I wish that by the time this post is online I could find some info or pictures related to the 2021 winners of 32nd edition. I believe everyone got something to win, quality and amazing time outside the box.

The 32nd Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show

The Mount

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home. In the Berkshires, New England, MA.

“Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider’s knowledge of the upper class New York “aristocracy” to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. In 1921, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Literature, for her novel The Age of Innocence.”

A getaway to the Danube Delta

We left Galati at 7.30 in the morning and got on the ferryboat to cross the Danube river and reach Murighiol, Tulcea. Took us about 3 hours to check-in at „Pensiunea La Traian”. Accommodation was $50/night/room with breakfast included.

La Traian, Murighiol, Tulcea, Delta Dunarii, Romania, Europa

The hosts are very friendly and let us check in as soon as we arrived and so we were able to book and go for a two hours boat ride on Danube Delta before it got too crowded.

Danube Delta

Next day some of us went for a fishing ride and caught the sunrise and some bluegills aka bibani.

A pair of pelicans

Towards evening we went for a walk and watched the birds and the sunset.

A family of storks

Overall for 3 days and 2 nights we (4 people) spent only $500 for peace and quality time. Pictures narrate more that I do.

Wild life

Few facts about Danube Delta geology we find on Danube Delta – Wikipedia.

The modern Danube Delta began to form after 4000 BCE in a bay of the Black Sea when the sea rose to its present level. A sandy barrier blocked the Danube bay where the river initially built its delta. Upon filling the bay with sediment, the delta advanced outside this barrier-blocked estuary after 3500 BCE, building several successive lobes: the St. George I (3500–1600 BCE), the Sulina (1600–0 BCE), the St. George II (0 BC–present) and the Chilia or Kilia (1600 CE–present). Several other internal lobes were constructed in the lakes and lagoons bordering the Danube Delta to the north (Chilia I and II) and toward the south (Dunavatz). Much of the alluvium in the delta and major expansion of its surface area in the form of lobes resulted from soil erosion associated with the clearing of forests in the Danube basin during the 1st and 2nd millennium. Geologist Liviu Giosan told The New York Times: Probably 40 percent of the Delta was built in the last 1000 years. Finding that was like a eureka moment.

Danube Delta