This past weekend, Tim, Kyle and I, and Rachel's boyfriend Wes, went up to New York to visit her, and to have some adventures.
We drove up Friday, and got there in the afternoon. We explored the area around the school, and hung out in the evening playing games.
On Saturday we drove to Vermont, and saw some beautiful scenery through the southern portion of the state. We also drove to the Quechee Gorge. The color there was just beginning, but its still a beautiful place.
Later in the day we caught a ferry back to New York. It was a beautiful trip across Lake Champlain, as the sun was setting.
On Sunday, we went to church, and then drove to Whiteface Mountain. The color was beautiful in that area. It was cloudy there and chilly.
The temperature at 4610 ft above sea level was 39 degrees and it was very windy. These stairs are the beginning of the outside trail up to an old weather station. I was going to take the elevator up to the top (it is right in the heart of the mountain, but with some work being done there someone accidentally cut a wire that was the electrical for the whole place - so no elevator.
I got some great shots anyway of the view and of Lake Placid. The visibility was 100 miles that day. We could see Lake Champlain from there! It is such an amazing place.
They said there were big boulders right below them, so it looks a lot more risky than it was to be sitting where they are!
Here's a video I took of the beautiful foliage as we came down from the mountain.
This weekend began my birthday fun! My birthday is this week, and I love to celebrate, so I somehow stretch it out for as long as possible. Its so good to celebrate and rejoice in the gifts we've been given, mainly family, friends, and God's grace.