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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Road Trip!

Location: Catskill, NY (High 69, Low 53)

IMG_2213Last weekend was a great weekend, and a lot of fun! On Saturday, my sister Denise and I headed to Albany for week 1 of a Running training group that we’ve signed up for this summer called USAFit Albany. It was an early morning as we left Denise’s house around 5:30 am to travel to Albany for the 7 am start time.

We met the other participants and the coaches, and they went over all the introductory info. Then we went for our first group run – a short run of 3 miles – to get us started. It’s going to be a fun way to spend our Saturday mornings throughout the summer.

We were home by mid-morning and then Harry and I had a laid-back rest of the day, grilling a couple burgers for dinner and enjoying the sunshine.



Sunday morning was another early day, as we headed off to New Haven CT to spend the day with Harry’s son Andrew and his girlfriend Amanda.




After chatting for a while at Andrew’s apartment, we took a short ride to Sleeping Giant State Park, where we went on a short 3 mile hike.




There was a stone building of some sort at the top of the trail, which had some nice views of the surrounding area.









After our hike, we were ready for some nourishment, so we headed back to New Haven where we went to a local bar for some beer and pizza. Harry decided to try the beer sampler.




Everyone was ready to relax after our enjoyable hike through the woods.



After finishing every bite of our delicious pizza (first time ever having mashed potatoes and bbq chicken together on a pizza! but it was yummy), we then took a walk through a part of the Yale campus, where we stopped by the statue of Theodore Dwight Woolsey, president of Yale from 1846 to 1871, and followed a local custom of rubbing the foot of the statue for good luck.













It was starting to rain at this point, and we still had to make the drive back to NY, so we walked back toward the car. But first we had to make one last quick stop – at the birthplace of the hamburger!


It was a very fast day, but we had a great time, and we’re looking forward to seeing Andrew and Amanda again in just a few weeks.


  1. Hiking and running is so good for you!

  2. That sure sounds like an interesting pizza!! I suppose it's no stranger than my favorite: taco pizza!

  3. Had a similar pizza at the Mellow Mushroom somewhere this last winter.

  4. Bringing back memories for me! I used to live in Hamden, and we had been to Sleeping Giant a lot of times with my oldest son Adam when he was just a toddler. Been to Louis lunch too! Cool :)