Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mountaineer Pit Stop

As a child, I had an odd fascination with bathrooms.  My family would go to restaurants and even if I didn't have to go to the toilet, I had to check out the facilities.  In elementary school, many of my essays had to do with the bathroom. 
So as an adult, I am thrilled to share with all of you the ever so popular bathroom at the Mountaineer.  The Mountaineer is located in Keene Valley and one of the first places you can stop to use the bathroom after leaving Interstate 87.  Many hikers and climbers stop here not only for their wonderful retail store and helpful employees, but also to use their facilities before heading out on their adventure for the day.  

This is a place where you don't have to feel guilty about asking to use the store's bathroom. The employees here have no problem pointing out where the bathroom is.  
Upon entering the bathroom, you can see that it is a bathroom for the people. A bathroom where customers send in pictures of themselves, not on the toilet, but of themselves and their outdoor adventures.  As you sit on the toilet you see people on summits with a Mountaineer bandana, others at the end of a race, some just hanging out in the woods. 
 If you feel guilty about using their bathroom without buying anything, might I suggest a thousand some dollar guide boat or maybe a five cent fire ball for the road.  If you go with the Atomic Fire Ball, just make sure you wash your hands after using the bathroom before popping it in your mouth.  

P.S. There is a second bathroom in the Mountaineer, but I am told it is used only by VIP's and in a top secret location. 


rabbit13676 said...

If I recall, part of your fascination with bathrooms had something to do with getting out of drying dishes!

Joann said...

And I thought I was the only one who did that! Thanks for the info.

Carole said...

What a fun post, I will definitely stop there next time we are up that way!