The storm that came through Albany gave me a surprising early start to winter break. I was expecting to leave early on Thursday and have a delay on Friday. But since it had started snowing at 6:30 in Albany, I was relieved that we did in fact close for Thursday. I never got my studded snow tires on, and my little corolla isn't the best in the snow without them.
I went to bed at 11pm on Thursday and it had stopped snowing, I assumed the weather path had changed, I'd have a two hour delay and be back at school to celebrate valentines day with my kiddos. I was shocked to look out and see that my car was missing under the snow, and some idiot got stuck going the wrong way down my street.
Once I cleared my way out, I ended up driving up to my school to check in our class pets Sam & Harley. They were in need of a cage clean, and restocking of supply before they become wards of the school during our February vacation.
Initially I was going to hike my 32nd High Peak (winter 7th) but it turned out that the ADK ended up with a decent amount of snow, the hike would have been 13+ miles and there were some concerns that we wouldn't be able to summit after having to break trail all day, so we decided to post pone the hike until the 8th. That freed up my weekend a bit, so I headed over to my uncles to spend some quality time with my favorite dogs.
My aunt & uncle recently bought a beautiful farm house with 103 acres of land in the Altamont area, so on Saturday we headed out to break a trail for my uncle to take around the property with the dogs.
|my uncle gave me a very detailed lesson on tree types|
|at one point, charlie and abby decided to go ahead of our trail breaking. after sinking multiple times, it didn't last long.|
After our walk we came in to relax by the fire with some tea, reading and of course Syracuse basketball. Overall quite the perfect Saturday. My aunt & uncle were kind enough to drive me to the airport Sunday morning so I leave my car at their house while I visit my parents and my aunt & cousin in Florida.
|charlie didn't move until it was time to eat and then he returned to this position for the rest of the night.|
|abby (the puppy) was more determined for continual human involvement.|
Now I'll spend some time enjoying the sunshine state & hopefully doing a few more adventures than usual when I'm visiting the parents! happy presidents day!