This past weekend I got to travel – by myself – to New York! My brother was in town from Berlin and somewhat last minute I decided to get on a plane to see him and my parents.
It was such a good decision – I hadn’t been home since Christmas and it was great to see my family and also get in some quality time.
The weekend started with a quick stop in the City to see Jane. We were able to grab a quick lunch and catch up before I caught the train up to Albany with my brother.
Friday started off with a run around my old neighborhood. I saw cows and even caught my brother who was out for a bike ride!
That afternoon, we went to the Hyde, a nearby museum and old house. It was a GORGEOUS fall day in the area, but chilly.
And the museum was really cool – they had a Picasso exhibit going on, but you also get to see the interior of the house, which is preserved since the family lived there in the early 1900s.
Friday night, we went out to dinner in Saratoga Springs. I had an AMAZING grilled octopus dish.
Saturday, we decided to escape town and go for a hike in the Catskills. My brother, mom and I got in the car and after a kinda long car ride, got to the bottom of the trail at the mountain. After hiking up, we saw some amazing views.
The trees were all yellow and orange.
Then, we climbed up even further — you can see the house down below right where I took the picture above.
That night, we had tickets to the Albany Symphony Orchestra! It was a great performance at the beautiful Palace Theater downtown.
Unfortunately, that was the end of an amazing weekend. I hadn’t spent time with just my parents and brother in several (8? 10?) years, and it was just what I needed.
Questions for you:
- When was the last time you traveled by plane?
- Do you live near your parents? Siblings?