I’m back to share part 2 of our weekend adventures in New York. If you missed part 1, check that out first: A New York Wedding & A Trip Down Memory Lane :) After saying goodbye to Cornwall, Matt and I headed over the mountain to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a short 15 minute drive away!
This place is so gorgeous — overlooking the Hudson River with stunning views of the water and the mountains.
The buildings are so cool looking, too. They’re like castles!
And of course there are cannons around. :)
When we were done exploring West Point, it was on to the next stop — Cold Springs, NY, the cutest town ever.
We heard there was good hiking there so when we arrived, we headed pretty much straight to the trails (after stopping briefly for ice cream, heh).
It sure was gorgeous! That’s West Point again over there across the river :)
The trails were great, but unfortunately we started hiking around 5 p.m. and the mosquitoes also came out to play then. We ended up doing a short loop and then running for dear life, lol. #fail
Instead, we headed back into town and wandered around, exploring some of the shops. Then it was time for dinner! We decided on a cute French place called Brasserie Le Bouchon.
Loved the cute outdoor section :)
We both enjoyed a glass of Pinot Noir:
And I ordered the salmon with lentils, tomato sauce, and a fennel cilantro topping. VERY delicious. I’m loving fennel lately.
My date :)
I highly recommend this place if you guys ever end up in Cold Spring — wonderful ambiance, great food, great wine, and great service, too. We stayed well after dark enjoying our wine.
Our last stop on the New York trip down memory lane tour came Sunday morning with a visit to the area where Matt grew up — South Salem, NY! It’s right near the Connecticut border and was also very cute. Look — we found his elementary school! :)
Hehe. All grown up!
So fun visiting all of our childhood haunts this weekend. We found Matt’s old house, too. He said it looked different than he remembered — and the big scary hill he used to bike down didn’t look so scary anymore :)
We spent the early afternoon on Sunday in Queens in NYC with Matt’s brother, Drew, and then headed off to the airport to fly back home! Whew — such a whirlwind weekend but a very fun one.
I’m packing up my things and heading off to school! I did my first track workout of the fall running season this morning — stay tuned for details tomorrow. I’ll also be sharing how to set up automatic mile splits on a Garmin watch, since I’ve gotten a bunch of questions about that!
Have a good one! Oh, and by the way — the Living Social deal today is for half off at Whole Foods — just wanted to make sure you all saw it ;) Best deal ever? I wish we could buy more than one!!