There we were in Upstate New York — the Catskills; Mt. Tremper in Phoenicia.
It was 8 in the morning when I started writing this "update" in my notebook, which rested on Aviv's chest as he continued to sleep. I was always the early riser...
Though we felt the need to escape the City this weekend, Friday was a big day for LW.
First, the news is true! We finally get to leave Wooster Street! The new tenants signed the papers on Friday. We'll be out of here completely come Wednesday of this week. :) A celebration is in order!
Secondly, that same night was also the evening we went to the Project Renewal Fall Ball.
For those who remember, Project Renewal is that incredible charity organization that strives to truly put an end to homelessness in New York City — from start to finish. This is the charity that we decided to donate our 10% towards, and we could not have been more excited to attend the fundraiser. We even had our very own table, courtesy of our dear friends who bought our mushroom stands. Thank you S+E, for setting the table in Leaving Wooster's name!
From there, we took off on Saturday morning with a single backpack in pursuit of some R+R. We ate well (thanks to Peekamoose and Phoenicia Diner) and rested even well-er. We went for a spontaneous hike in the forest, and gathered vegetables from a farmer's market off the side of Route 28, which we brought back to the city with us for dinner last night. Simple and easy—we didn't need much this weekend and that's the goal for the foreseeable future. Minimalistic living in every action, at its finest...
But along the way, we did learn a few things. First, here's my list:
- Pussy Willows (great name!) are everywhere Upstate. I can watch their fuzz blow in the wind for hours. (Ha!)
- While hiking, be careful not to step on stones covered in foliage. You'll likely slip. Also, keep your eyes on the trail. Hiking is not for the easily distracted (moi).
- Sitting for long periods in the car is rough. When we start our cross-country travels, I must bring an exercise routine.
Now here are Aviv's:
- It's worth it to plan ahead. Otherwise, you might get stuck in a haunted bed and breakfast.
- New York City prices are in effect even within a 200 mile radius.
- We've gotten our fair share of the East Coast. We're ready to explore the rest of America!
Everyone needs a balance! ;)
Have a wonderful week all, and wish us moving-luck come Wednesday (though there isn't much of anything to move!!).