I was a little mopey when I got back to Vermont. Post-vacation blues. Some close friends moved – Jen actually left for an internship in Seattle when I was in Europe, tragic! (But she LOVES it there and must visit soon.) Anyway! I was feeling a little ‘meh’. But my dear friend Marissa was like, get over it, come to New York and let’s do some hiking. She lives about an hour away, across the lake in Plattsburgh, NY. I drove over early on Sunday morning for breakfast at her place, a paleo (she does Crossfit) meal of eggs, homemade turkey sausage, and half a peach. We hiked up Cascade and Porter in the Adirondacks, which took us about five hours total. It’s been years since I’ve been hiking in the ADKs, and it’s rockier and just different from the vibe of the trails in Vermont. It was LOVELY. And we had the best weather. And the coolest pooch. Marissa also brought her fiance’s dog, Hudson, who is so smart. He’s a legit hunting dog – with more degrees and a larger vocabulary than most human beings. Ha! We stopped for milkshakes from Stewart’s on the way home, and my trip ended with a stop-over at Target, where I happily filled my cart with totally random things that I didn’t need, and drove back home slap happy because that was an awesome day.
P.S. Lisa is asking about my Sicily blog post. It’s coming!
P.P.S. Marissa recently got engaged on a boat in Alaska this summer. and she’s MAKING her own wedding dress. That’s so badass. She’s so badass.