Didn’t think I’d get back to the travel side of things did you?  Well, here I am. “N” is for New York, the place with a million nicknames – the Concrete Jungle, the City That Never Sleeps, the Big Apple – but not one of those comes close to describing my love for the city.

I’ve spent a decent amount of time exploring there, mostly when I was a child.  The parks, the museums, the food, the streets, the subways, the people — all left an indelible mark on my soul. It has a smell and a vibe unlike any other, and I’d be happy to return at any opportunity.

What I haven’t had time enough to do, and what I’d like to delve into at some point in the future is the vastness that is upstate New York. I did spend a little time there, in Copake, near the lake there.

Sunset on the lake in Copake, New York

A sunset on the lake in Copake, New York

l also visited Cooperstown (but really just the Baseball Hall of Fame) and Ithaca on some very quick business trips in my early 20s, but that was exactly the problem. They were too quick.

There is so much natural beauty there, I’m sure I would have to dump my entire iPhone to make room for all the pictures I’d want to take.

Have any of you A to Zers travelled there? Buffalo, Fort Ticonderoga, Ausable Chasm, Lake Placid, Johnstown…one day, I’m coming for you!


For more on the A to Z Challenge, please go HERE.

Stay tuned during the month of April to see what other subjects I want to explore…I’ll return to my senses on May 1. To see what I might usually post on a Thursday, go HERE.