Monday, November 16, 2009

A weekend in the Catskills

Birch trees

I just got back from a near-perfect weekend in the Catskills for my 29th birthday. I invited 10 friends, some of whom had never met, up to a cabin that I rented in Prattsville, NY, for an overnight stay. It was gorgeous. It rained Saturday night but by Sunday it had cleared up and it was nearly t-shirt weather. I have started seeing a new guy who just happens to be an avid outdoorsman and he brought all kinds of guns for us to play with. Not surprisingly I was a really bad shot. Oh well, I tried.

We saw all kinds of animals (country mice, wood peckers, deer, horses, etc.), drank cider with brandy, toasted marshmallows, told ghost stories, played Scrabble, ate meatballs, sat by the fire, and sang karaoke. Everyone helped out and everyone got along. We also went up to the tallest waterfall in NY State, Kaaterskill Falls. Alex fell in the water and lost his glasses.

I barely ever get to leave the city, I really need to do this more often.

Attempting a shotgun.

prattsville

Caterpillar friend!

graveyard

kaaterskill falls

nov 14

shootin' cans

Raef going postal on a tree stump

2 comments:

bradiation said...

Alex fell in the water and lost his glasses.

That sounds about right.

Happy birthday!!!

Rachel said...

thanks brady. yeah that was like the best birthday present ever.