Adirondack Extreme

What’s a weekend of relaxation without a little adventure? That was our thinking when we made a reservation at Adirondack Extreme, an aerial treetop adventure course just a short drive from our cabin on Lake George. My parents happily stayed on the ground with my baby niece while my sisters, brother-in-law, husband, and I embarked…

Snapshots of NYC

My husband’s work-related travel often takes him far and wide, but lately he has been in Queens, NY, a bit closer to home. I had one day off that would expire at the end of the year, so I decided to use it to extend a cold December weekend and make a little mini-break out…

Where Were You 14 Years Ago?

The photo above of my sisters and me at the park barely a twenty minute drive from my home was taken in 1995. On September 10, 2001 that skyline looked exactly the same as it does in that photo. By September 12, there was a mess of smoke. As weeks and months went by it began…

A Fuzzy Flashback: Niagara Falls, 1997

My family was often on the go when I was young. We went to the beach, we went to the city, we went off on easy to moderate hikes. Sometimes we just went to the park- but my parents made sure we never went too long without getting away. My first eight years of life…