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?
9 thoughts on “A Weekend With Family in NY”
Oddly enough I also saw my brother last weekend in Albany. Luckily he’s just a car/train ride away and my mom is in the NYC suburbs where I grew up
WOW! What a small world. Too funny you were in Albany too. Hope you had a fabulous time!
Wow!!! Amazing!! So funny I am heading on a trip to Columbus with my bro, Mom, and Aunt today to see my Dad get an award tomorrow just a quick 2 day trip but I hope I can squeeze in half of what you did! Lovely! Thanks for sharing!
Wow the Picasso exhibit sounds cool! Looks like you all had a great time!
Looks like a gorgeous weekend! I’m an only child and my parents live in India so I have to get on a plane to see them (or they have to do the same) 🤷🏽♀️
Sounds like you packed a lot of fun into a few days. My last plane trip, a year ago, was similar. A friend and I spent three days in New Orleans, where we both had lived during the ’90s and where we still have friends.
Four of my siblings and their families live here in the CLE, but two siblings live out of state. I have tentative plans to visit one in North Carolina in December and will visit the other after she gets settled in her new home in New Mexico.
North Carolina in December will be great!! A warm respite. And I’ve never been to New Mexico. Looks gorgeous!
Looks like a perfect trip and good decision! I am 7 hours from my family, so we drive it. But last year I hopped on a plane for a solo visit and it was wonderful.
Wow, what a beautiful weekend to go! The weather looked like fall perfection! My mom (and mother-in-law) both live about 5 minutes away and while I don’t have siblings, my two sister-in-laws and families are both in the greater Cleveland area!