For the past few summers, my family has spent a few days in upstate New York, basking in nature and exploring the local towns – usually in the Catskills. It’s always a highly anticipated trip for me, as it is a chance to get out of the city and really relax. My travel style is to pack as much as possible into every trip so I can see all the sites, eat all the food, and wander the cities.
However, when we take trips this far upstate, I take the opportunity to really just unwind, take in the nature, and move at a slower pace. After an overbooked trip in Seattle, which was all my doing, I was ready for this real vacation!
This year, we ventured a bit further north into the Adirondacks, and enjoyed a long weekend in the mountains. We spent most of the weekend relaxing at the cabin, but also got plenty of sun and exercise on some nearby trails and in the nearby town of Lake Placid. Here are a few shots from that relaxing weekend!
The Palace Theatre was great – with $6 matinees, it’s an experience not to be missed! The small theaters have real charm, as the building is circa 1926.
I returned to the city feeling quite rested, albeit sore from those hikes. My plan since has been to soak up as much of the summer as I possibly can and to enjoy all the fun things NYC has to offer.
What are your summer plans?