weekend

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This weekend I wanted to go hiking. Like a real hike in the woods, going uphill, and feeling a sense of victory upon reaching the top. ;) And I got what I wanted! It was so, so good.

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It was a pretty warm day (Isaac’s in a hat here because he wanted to wear it…he really didn’t need it. Well, he didn’t need at this point in the hike…). For a lot of the hike Andrew and I walked together and we talked and talked…but NOT about minecraft. It was a mama’s dream come true! I try so hard to be a good sport about hearing his endless rambling about minecraft, but I also need *other* conversations with that kid. We mostly talked about the hike itself and things we were noticing about the snow and the streams forming from snowmelt and the clouds going by. I loved it.

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Meanwhile…Dave was mostly carrying Isaac up the mountain. Isaac’s gotten a lot better at hiking and has been building endurance…but he was slipping around on the snow and wasn’t feeling it. So, Dave gave him a boost.

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Even Andrew got a few minutes on Dave’s shoulders. :) Lucky duck!

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And this is what we found at the top of the mountain:

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It’s an abandoned hotel. It was very spooky and cool. We explored all around it.

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And we recharged with snacks and rest.

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And then it started snowing! It had been bright blue skies all the way up! I was warm enough in my sweater and vest! So it felt so surreal to be suddenly in a snowstorm. :)

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And the snowstorm spooked me a little. I didn’t want us to get stuck in a bad situation, so we started the hike back down the mountain…and we ended up hiking right out of that cloud.

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Back to blue skies. :)

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The whole thing was just what this mama needed.

And it was a very quiet and sleepy ride home. :)

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Hope yours a good one!


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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6 Responses to weekend

  1. Lizzie McCarthy says:

    This place looks absolutely awesome! Care to share the location?

  2. Ruth says:

    What a fabulous place! I’m certainly hoping for warmer weather next month …

  3. Cathy says:

    That place is spooky!

  4. Vicki Dill says:

    Beautiful!! I would love to hike up there. I love that old hotel!!

  5. Marti says:

    I have had to retype my name and email address three times now because I can’t get the correct captcha code to publish! I guess I must really want you to know that:

    Your whole family is beautiful.

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