Skiing in Central New York hasn’t been possible for the most part in the. last two years. When the snow was here, so was the bitter cold. and when the temperatures were right, there wasn’t enough snow.
When skiing is the one thing you look forward to doing in winter, these statements can be painful. There was a storm last night, and it continues to snow today, now that it’s already late in January, so I do have hopes of being able to go out this weekend with my husband, my sister and brother-in-law.
We ski the canal trail out of Booneville quite often, but Jeanette and Tim are ready to try something different, so we may end up on the Egypt Rd. trail on Saturday.
Rich and I have been there with the Special Olympic people a few times and are familiar with the trail. There are a lot of hills sharp turns, and all manner tests to pass up there without taking a spill. That would not be new to us either, we go for the fun and the work out,
not to mention a couple of beers and some hot wings at the local pub. Incidentally, the name of it is The Pub.
May all who read this have as good of a weekend as I hope for!continue reading
Adirondack Art in Reverse Painting on Glass is something I am familiar with. Having been born and raised in Rome, New York, I have made this area my home.
For those who aren’t acquainted with the area, The Adirondacks are one of the oldest ranges of mountains in North America and only an hour or two from Rome. They were formed by glaciers wending their way through during the ice age. Evidence of this can still be easily found in the ravines and chasms in northern and central New York.
My husband and I enjoy cross country skiing in the winter, and sometimes have to go to the foothills of the Adirondacks for the snow. When one is unquestionably living in the second half of their life, and still find unfathomable views in the dead of winter, it comes as refreshing!
Even if you visit to see the North American Wildlife it is rewarding.
Remaining a wilderness in the majority of the area, the north country can be a potentially dangerous place, especially for the out of towners who don’t realize there are still places with no accessible cell towers. If it took you two hours to get up there, and something unforeseen were to happen, just think about the trip back down on a stretcher. If you are going to mountain climb, please go prepared! We went mountain climbing for my first time last fall with my sister and brother in-law. It was fabulous!
I am the ‘reverse painting lady’, and would like nothing better than to share my work in reverse painting on glass with any one who wants to see it, so please feel free to browse through my website. Comments are welcome, and I check my site daily to answer any questions that should arise.continue reading