20 June 2011

First Hike of the Year

Thanks to a suggestion from Sarah at A Lost Feather our first hike this year was up to the top of High Tor, which is located just over the Tappen Zee Bridge and only a 50min drive from our house.

I counted down the days till the weekend and checked weather.com at least 20 times (we had had thunderstorms all week) because I was just too excited. There is not much that beats getting out in nature, breathing in some fresh air and hanging out with your best friend.

After a pretty easy, 6 mile hike up to an elevation of 832ft we were rewarded with a 360 degree view which included the NYC skyline faint in the distance. We sat down to catch our breath and snacked on some nuts, guavas and candy.

I could not have asked for a better day, although next time I will defiantly remember to pack the bug repellent.

After the short drive back we stopped in at my father-in-law's to feast on some 'ceviche' before heading home, resting our tired feet and watching my all time favorite movie: Into the Wild.

And If you weren't totally sick of pictures of our hike, there is a video too! Enjoy!

On another note, starting from today we are beginning Meatless Mondays in our house. Its a great way to start each week on a healthy note! I admit that we eat too much meat and hopefully this will help us cut down our meat consumption by 15%. By doing this I hope to consume more veggies, improve our health and reduce our carbon footprint. Each Monday (starting next week) I will be posting my Meatless Monday dinner recipes in hopes that you will join in too. You can find more information on their website, and if you do decide this is right for you please sign the pledge.


  1. Aaaahhh.... That was so cool chickiedoo *jd

  2. i love the way you have set up your pictures in this post - makes it easier to fit in a lot in a smaller space!

  3. Nature can be so beautiful! I love these pictures! Hopefully I can go one day...


  4. I love sarah! :) this looks like a gorgeous hike!! Wow! And I think meatless Monday's is an excellent idea! Can't wait to see all of your recipes!!

  5. aw your video is super cute :) and i'm so glad you got some good weather! it's so funny to think we were standing right in the same spots just a few weeks apart :)