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  • Please WAIT! Then SCROLL DOWN for Colleen and Robert Family Visit.   [ Are you in this picture? ]
    Family vacation fun. Colleen and Robert Family Visit.
    They come up with Dad, David and Dezzie for a nature getaway, and enjoy the views, games and being together. Old Dezzie swims the AuSable. CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Guest Book Entry.  "We enjoyed the peacefulness of it all. The birds sang to us every morning."   More about their Fourpeaks visit.  (An Email Exchange.)   (On the next page.)   Fall visit next year with Dad Richie, friends Gordie and Brenda.   Meet more Fourpeaks guests? CLICK HERE for Meet Our Guests! Home Page.
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    Ridge Camp.
    Barn swallows at the Guest Shed..
    Richard, David and Robert . . .
    . . . games at the screen porch.
    Guest Shed.
    Guest Book Entry:
    Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 05:56:44 -0700
    From: Colleen cp****
    Richie, David, Rob, Dezzie doggie, and myself had the best time at Ridge Camp. I was glad to capture all of us on one picture. The view at Ridge camp was awesome, we spent a lot of time relaxing and taking in the view. I exspecially enjoyed lounging in the hammock, and so did Dezzie! We enjoyed the peacefulness of it all. We enjoyed cooking, we barbaqued some london broils on the grill, they came out perfect. I loved the big frying pan at Ridge Camp, we cooked bacon, eggs and home fries all in one frying pan! We noticed a birds nest on the back porch of the guest house, the birds sang to us every morning. We took Dezzie for a swim in the Ausable River, it was the perfect spot to cool off. That same night we got some rain so we enjoyed sitting on the screened in porch playing some parcheesi!
    Martin, Thanks for everything, God Bless and see you soon.

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    Colleen and Dad.
    Robert, David, Colleen and Richard.
    View from . . .
    . . . Ridge.
    Dad with view.
    Colleen with view.
    Dezzie with view.
    Boys and Dezzie.
    Colleen with view.
    Dezzie at the . . .
    AuSabke River.

    Planning the visit. "Me (Colleen), my husband Rob, and our elder doggie Deserae. Basically to get out into the wilderness again." (An Email Exchange.)

    Subject: Fourpeaks Inquiry
    Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 09:16:38 -0700
    Your_Phone_Number: 518 ****
    Your_Name: Colleen po***
    Your_City_or_Province_or_Country: cent** ****, ny
    Season_or_Dates_for_Your_Proposed_Visit: weekend in June, probally 27th-29th.
    Who_will_be_visiting_with_you: Me (Colleen), my husband Rob, and our elder doggie Deserae
    Your_Message: Basically to get out into the wilderness again. Away from phones, cars, kids !! Deserae doggie loves the outdoors and she is very old and this will probally be her "last vacation". We never can take her to the beach or regular hotels, so this will be her vacation!! We will do some hiking, Deserae enjoys the ride in her radio-flyer wagon due to her arthritus. Swimming and river floating sound good too ! Deserae is a small 20 lb. good girl. It seems like I like the Ridge cabin the best.

    Subject: Re: a weekend in June for three days
    Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:56:24 -0400
    From: Colleen po***
    To: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"

    It would be me and my husband, our little doggie, and my elderly father. My father wants to get back to "the simple life" for a weekend. I told him all about your place and he wants to go so bad. The camp we would want is the Ridge Camp. We are trying to settle on a date and save some money up. We wouldn't know if another couple was going to go with us until the week before we go. Is that a problem ? My father has a bum leg and its hard for him to get around, how far into the woods do we have to walk to get to the Ridge camp ? What would be our approx. price for a Friday, Saturday, Sunday with three adults and a dog (with the possibility of more people). Thanks.

    After the visit. "Thanks for being special guests (and for fixing the screens at camp). Come back!" (An Email Exchange.)

    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 06/13/08 to Ridge Camp
    Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 13:06:31 -0700
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    To: Colleen and Robert P***         1700
    Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 06/13/08 to Ridge Camp
    Dear Colleen and Robert,
    Thanks for being special guests (and for fixing the screens at camp). Come back!
    THANKS for taking time off from regular life for a Fourpeaks backcountry nature break . . .
    COMMENTS? Was your visit ok? . . .
    Have some FOURPEAKS PHOTOS you'd like to share? Please tell us about your Fourpeaks experience, your activities and impressions CLICK then mail or email the photos. I'll make a PHOTO GUEST BOOK page just for your visit. CLICK to see what other guests have done. A photo record to treasure for years to come!
    Second and succeeding visits . . .
    COME BACK SOON! . . .
    Best wishes till then,
    Your Adirondack Guide,
    Martin (George,too.)

    Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 11:32:56 -0700
    From: Colleen
    Your_Message: Ridge camp was great! We found that everything we needed was there at the camp. We actually learned that next time we don't need to bring as much stuff as we did. Ridge camp had ample supply of dishes, utencils, pots, pans, candles and everything in between.
    The only thing I missed greatly was not having any paper towels! I really enjoyed hauling the water and heating it to wash dishes ! The bath tub was excellent! I finally mastered the hot water to cold water ratio by the end of our visit. I actually took two baths each day we were there being it was so relaxing ! Ridge camp was perfect...just add paper towels!

    Subject: Information
    Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 14:41:11 -0400
    From: Colleen
    Hello Martin,
    I responded to one part of your email today. I just wanted to let you know that I plan on sending you an email and photos of our visit for the photo guest book, it just will take me a week to get the pictures developed or find someone who will put them on my computer to send. So I will be in touch with that stuff soon. Can't wait to come back, we are talking about coming in late August, early September.

    Subject: Ridge camp was great!
    Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 12:07:36 -0700
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    To: cp***@st****.com
    Thanks for your email about Ridge Camp and taking baths there and finding there are lots of dishes, pots, pans and more and you didn't need to bring all the stuff you did.
    Sorry. No. I don't supply paper towels. But I do make sure there's (cotton) dish towels, sponges, pot scrubbers, candles, trash bags, matches, biscuit mix, honey, and other extras. (I'll put a reminder in FAQ to bring your own paper towels if preferred over cotton.)
    Yes. Send photos. Lots. So I can pick for a webpage for you. Thanks. Hope to see you again soon.

    Subject: Pictures
    Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:05:21 -0400
    Here is the pictures that are from our stay at Ridge Camp that go along with the message I just sent you. The pictures go along with what I stated. Our computer can not send alot all at once, so pictures will be in a few emails. I will send more pictures shortly. Thanks again, can't wait to see the photo book. See you soon, take care.
    (See attached file: Picture 055.jpg)(See attached file: Picture 056.jpg) (See attached file: Picture 058.jpg)
    Colleen P***
    Subject: Re: pics
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 09:01:55 -0700
    To: Colleen P***
    Thanks for your note and the great photos of your visit. Will get to work and make a pretty webpage. Email soon.
    Where did you find the bird's nest? Do you know what kind of bird it is? How many babies in the nest?
    Subject: Re: pics
    From: Colleen
    Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 06:36:08 -0400
    To: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    The birds nest was on the back porch of the guest shed under the lip of the roof. We noticed them one morning when we woke up to them singing. There was three birds in the nest. I zoomed in on them with my camera, we did not want to get too close and spook them away. I am not sure what type of bird they were. Looking forward to web page. Have a good day.
    Colleen Porter
    Subject: Re: A Road Story
    From: Colleen P*** cp**@st***.com
    Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 12:59:24 -0400
    To: Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)
    Hello Martin,
    Thanks for the road story, I enjoyed it, please keep me on your mailing list. I hope everything is well with you and George. We were up to Ridge camp in June with my little dezzie doggie. Unfortunately we had to recently put her down, I miss her greatly, she was my best friend. Do you have any poems or reflections for a loss of a pet ? Well, we will see you again, we are looking forward to coming up again, we just don't know when yet. Also, I was wondering how you were making out with our web page?
    Take care and tell George we said hello.
    Footnote to this page.
    I felt bad hearing about Dezzie. And sorry it took so long for me to get their webpage done.
    My template forms are now in excellent shape and (when guests are generous of their time and share photos with me) I am able to get them their very own Fourpeaks Guest Book Page in a timely manner!

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