We went Upstate this weekend, FINALLY. We went a few times in May and then not at all in June or July which is crazy. We were just too busy for those two months that we didn’t even have one weekend to spare and the weekends we did have free, we were so dead tired that we couldn’t be bothered.
We came up on Friday night and it was so hot that we had to turn on the air conditioner (something that we’ve never done before). We drank beer and played Uno until we were both dying to go to bed. I slept until almost 11am the next morning which is something that I never do (or if I do, it’s sosososososososo rare).
On Saturday, we read a lot. I also started a paint by numbers which is sooooo massive and intricate. I should really take a picture of it. It’s mesmerizing to do and really, when I sat down to do it, I didn’t intend on starting. I just wanted to see what it looked like out of the box. Instead, I started painting it and would not stop for what felt like hours. We also had to put on the AC on Saturday because it was 90+. Eventually, I tore myself away and we went to the pool which felt so good. After the pool, we had a chipwich ice cream and then showered. Oh AND as we were in the shower area, two women just barged in! Ugh, rude. When we came back to the site, Kristyn built a fire and it was huge because my Dad added all manor of kindling to it. See below. When we went inside, Kristyn read and I painted while watching the Facts of Life which was so soothing.
On Sunday, I woke up at 10am. We made breakfast and then just hung around reading and painting all day. Then Kristyn wanted to go into the river so we did that. We were in the river for such a long time. It felt so good though. It was much warmer than it normally is. It was still cold but not like bone chilling cold. I actually ended up submerging myself for a long time. Kristyn actually submerged herself to her shoulders which is huge for her. I was really proud of her for doing that. Shirley had a good time in the water too. She doesn’t love how cold it is but I think she has fun playing it in anyway.
After we got out of the river, we made ourselves burgers and then I took most of these pictures with Shirley in the grass and of the river, etc. We saw a huge deer across the bank. We’ve seen a lot this weekend, actually. A momma and a baby deer walked across the river on Saturday night and looked at Kristyn, haha.
After we ate, we went up to the pool and swam for a while. Kristyn let me read and swim in the pool. I’m reading Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson. Then we bought some Neversink t-shirts, ate an ice cream, showered (sans visitors) and drove back to to the campsite.
We did a quick cleanup of the trailer while waiting for our coffee to boil. Once we had our coffee, we sat in chairs on the deck drinking it and reading until we were done. Then we got up, finished cleaning up and hit the road around 8:30pm. The seat ripped out of my pants when we were throwing away the trash. It’s truly a fitting end that these pants should rip doing the final thing we do before leaving the campground. These sturdy pants that have lasted me for like five years. I’m gonna miss you, boo.
We didn’t get home until 10:30 at night. We ate cereal and then put our damn selves to bed. Morning came too soon but I feel so relaxed. Time to start ma’ day!