Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hiking the Hudson...

What I want to remember about today:

That I really wanted to go hiking and we made it happen, in spite of... having to bail on the early hike, missing the train to the later hike, rushing back home for our hiking book and nearly missing the next train, and then discovering that the last train to our hiking destination was the one we missed. Grrrrrr.......but I remember thinking "it's going to be ok" and it was better than ok.

Going up....and up....and up...

Breakneck Ridge

All of the people scrambling up the rocks with us. Everyone seemed to be out on this gorgeous fall day!

Watching the mile-long train across the river, (or was it only a half-mile? a lively debate ensued), while eating a morning snack of bananas and Oreos.

Lots of talking with husband-o, as always...then a bit of solitude on the wooded trail heading back. Nice to stop for a chat, a hug and a reminder to root for the home team!

Go team!

The lonely, lovely stone architecture left from an abandoned dairy, especially all the arches of what must have been a beautiful, large multi-story home.





The light on the stream, the sun shining through the trees, the layers of color...sky, mountain, foliage...

The sugar maple leaves in town. (Right, Alexis? Sugar maples?)


Hot chocolate in town before we headed home, tangy-sweet Ida Red apples with ricotta salata cheese and watching the sun set over the Hudson.

What do you want to remember about this weekend?

7 comments:

Amy said...

Sounds like a perfect day and I LOVE your haircut!

So far this weekend what I want to remember is the ribbon cutting ceremony at a brand new beautiful (green) elementary school that Niall's firm designed. The kids were so excited and there was so much promise there. (After that the day went downhill.)

May! said...

I've always wanted to hike that trail.

What a fun day! Glad you made it work! I'm sure you used your Stake Girls' Camp Director skills...

jenny said...

You are making me really want to come visit! Sounds like a perfect day, even if it did take a few attempts!

dmoms said...

what a perfect question to end your post. That is a good one! Your hike looks awesome. The weather looked good too. I'm trying hard not to be envious : )

Jessica said...

I will remember two glorious hikes in beautiful weather and the silence and calm that they gave me!

shellysquilts said...

Sounds like a crazy beginning to a fabulous day! Hope you have many more!

Jen said...

What a wonderful day for you! My weekend was spent grocery shopping, prepping a craft for a mom's group, and planning my daughter's first birthday party. Not spectacutlar, but not bad either!