Meet Rännei (Bensen) Rambow

Name: Rännei (Bensen) Rambow

Where do you live?

We live just north of the Schroon Lake Central School

Full time? Part time? Seasonal?

Full time

When did you move here or discover this part of paradise?

 I was born here. I'm a third generation native of the Adirondacks :)

Where did you grow up?

Right here in Schroon Lake... on Charlie Hill Rd

How do you -- or did you -- make a living? 

I primarily work for a woman who lives in town doing office/bookkeeping work. I also work for Word of Life at the Family Lodge part time. And I am also a photographer.

How do you spend your free time?

I love to go photo-hunting on beautiful days!

Coffee, Tea, or…? 

Anyone who knows me know this answer! Coffee!!!

What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday?

 I love to take day trips - a nice drive over to Vermont, taking photos along the way, maybe stopping at an antique shop or two, is relaxing to me. But I also love a good day at the beach!!!

What’s your favorite local restaurant? 

Oh goodness! I feel like I would be betraying friends if I picked one over any of the others! I like them all!!

Favorite season(s) and why?

It's not really a season, per say... Anytime from May til Mid October. I love May because it's still springtime, but it's warm like summer. The tourists haven't arrived in full swing yet and we can enjoy the town and the lake while it's still somewhat quiet. June is beautiful as it gets hotter and the tourists arrive and things get a little more lively! July... well I mean, the best day ever is the 4th of July! I love that the whole town comes out to celebrate our anniversary! ;) It's such a fun day! August you start to feel the town thinning out a bit as folks head home for school and work but there are still lots of things to do. September it starts to cool off and the town gets much quieter after Labor Day but it's still hot enough for long beach days without the crowds (is my introvert showing?). Then October - I mean, you cannot beat the fall colors in the ADK! 

What’s on your nightstand?

A lamp, a clock (battery operated... had the power go out on me one too many times), my phone (I always tell my friends that if they need me to call me, I don't care what time it is), a noise machine, and "The Ultimate Nikon SLR Handbook Volume 1"

What are you listening to?

 Last week's episode of Downton Abbey

What are your current addictions?

Mostly coffee :)

Who/what makes you laugh?

My family!! Both of my parents have a fantastic sense of humor! Our family loves to laugh!

Talent you would most like to have?

I'm thankful for the talents that I have, but I've always wished I could draw. 

What’s the best kept secret about Schroon Lake and or surrounding areas?

Ah, it's not the best kept secret for nothing! My lips are sealed!

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? 

That I lived in such a way that the love of Christ was evident in my life.