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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Birthday/Trip Update

BirthdayHere comes my overdue trip and birthday update. :) Been meaning to post but somehow it just never worked out to sit down and actually get it done. So here we go now. :)

Left work on Tuesday midday and headed to Hudson, NY where we had lunch. The weather was kind of dreary but no downpours for the most part so it wasn't so bad. Hudson seems like a neat upstate NY town with a bit of a hippie vibe. Unfortunately lots of shops seem to be closed on Tuesdays and some also Wednesdays in that area so everything had a bit of a closed feel to it. They even had a neat tea shop but of course that was also one of the shops not open. Maybe better in the long run. :) :)

After lunch in Hudson we continued on to Windham where our hotel was. It's amazing how in the middle of nowhere you feel when you get there. Windham is only 2 hours from where we live and under an hour from Albany, the capital of NY state. Pretty amazing. We had a fun time nonetheless. The area is definitely very between seasons at the moment where ski season hasn't started yet and summer hiking season has already passed. The weather was pretty chilly, saw frost on the meadow in front of our room in the mornings. Brrr. 

Tuesday night we went into town in Windham and had dinner at a steakhouse, one of the few places open on a Tuesday night. Then Wednesday we took a daytrip up to the Finger Lakes region, about 3 hours from there. I always love that region. It's very pretty and there are so many wineries around the lakes. We had lunch at Dano's Heuriger which was delicious as always. Then went beer and wine tasting afterwards. Since it was mid week nothing was really busy so we had most places to ourselves which was nice. 

On our way back we stopped in Stamford, NY for dinner. From there it was about half an hour back to Windham. Pretty amazing how dark everything seems there in the evenings. Driving on the windy roads with no real street lights was definitely interesting. 

Thursday was already our check-out day again. Slept in for a little bit and then took advantage of the fact that it was sunny and checked out the Windham Path nearby. It was super chilly but the sun made it still pretty nice especially once we were moving. 

When we got back into Danbury we had a late lunch at TKs for my free birthday wings. Afterwards we met up with a bunch of friends at Two Steps. Had a fun night. Lots of lovely presents from everyone as well. Thanks. :) Mike got me a Chromebook which is very exciting. Also received some wine, stationery, pens, candy and other lovely goodies, a Starbucks gift card, a Cafe Press gift certificate and a copy of the Outlandish Companion. 

Mail Update: Received letters still owe a response to: Nina/WA.

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