I love Brooklyn just as much, maybe more even, than the next person, but everyone needs an escape. This week I’m up north in the Adirondacks. I had huge intentions of blogging this week, but vacation laziness has set in even after just one day. Generally it takes me a few days to really relax and get in the vacation grove, but everything here is perfect. Cold, but perfect.
We rented a (very) cozy cottage in Keene, NY for the week, just 15 miles east of Lake Placid and right smack in the middle of the high peaks. I’m not sure how many high peaks we’ll actually climb–my longest hike to date is about 8 miles with a 1000ft assent. Here we’re talking at least 5 miles but more importantly 2000+ climbs. Even the short hikes are pretty high so we’re talking straight up in very little distance. So we shall see. Most of the week poses threats of rain, so that’s an issue too. BUT we’re on vacation. Isn’t amazing how the little things you normally stress or complain about suddenly don’t matter anymore? I hate being soggy, but spent a 5 day trip to San Fransisco completely soaked and loving every minute of it. And there’s plenty more than just hiking here. Olympic attractions, quaint shops, museums and of course food.
So I don’t really know how much you’ll be hearing from me this week. Perhaps a post or two. Maybe a new recipe. I read about a shop that promises venison, something I’ve been dying to cook with. Plus there’s a circa 1950s crockpot sitting here in our kitchen. You know I’m just itching to use it. How great would it be to come home from a long hike, welcomed by venison stew?!
If not this week, then certainly when I get back I’ll have plenty to share. But for now, I leave you with beauty.