Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Walking

Yesterday's snow adventure was just a simple walk along the Hudson River. We decided to check out Schodack Island State Park, which is about 15 miles from Albany. It was not the most exciting park for hiking, although it'd be a great place to cross country ski. Still, it was nice to get outside and stretch our legs. The trail was very flat and the scenery was pretty. Winter walking is so peaceful- very quiet, not at all crowded, and the very best way to clear your mind. I love seeing how the landscape changes. In the dead of winter, the trees are bare and the river is partly frozen. While on these walks, it almost feels like we're living in a different time. It's just simple beauty.




On our way to the park, we saw this icebreaker on the Hudson... had a cool video to show  but had trouble uploading it. 

5 comments:

Emily said...

An icebreaker on a river is something you'd never see in Western Washington - that is so cool! And as always, I'm so impressed you guys are making the most of living there and getting out to see everything!

On another note, we're going to Whidbey Island this weekend, so I'm going to make your chocolate chocolate chunk cookies!

Michele said...

I agree with Emily. Western Washington might have boring winters compared to what you have all experienced. No ice breakers here. How fun!!

Daniel said...

They also have an ice skating rink at Schodack Island. It is open daily till 4 and on Friday evenings, weather permitting from 5 to 8. On Friday evenings, there is a bonfire, the Friends of Schodack Island loan out skates for free and the Schodack Landing Fire Department sells hotdogs, hamburgers, sausage sandwiches, coffee and hot chocolate. Last Friday there were about 60 people, ages from 3 to 70 out skating under the stars.

Jenny said...

Daniel, that sounds like a Friday night that I may need to check out. Thanks for the information!

Missy said...

It is really pretty there. That is serious ice cover on the river, wow!