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Hunter, NY for the (Women's) Independence Day Holiday

For July 4th weekend - my mom and I went upstate NY to Hunter to stay with a friend of hers. In short, it was wonderful. We labeled it Women's Independence Day and had a fantastic time - swam in a waterfall, ate good food, drank wine, were frequent users of the jacuzzi and pond, went on a hike, and just relaxed our faces off. Here goes...

Hunter is a town in Greene County, New York. The Town of Hunter contains two villages: Hunter and Tannersville. Hunter is in the Catskill Mountains and contains the Hunter Mountain which is about 4,040 feet high (with a fire tower at the top for 360 views!). In the wintertime some individuals come here to ski - ie, my parents. In the summertime, it is a great place to hike and enjoy the great outdoors. Are you ready for photos of me, Tanya, and Tanya enjoying the great outdoors?? I sure am!

Watkins Glen and Taughannock Falls - NY

Livin' in the big city can through a woods lovin' girl for a loop sometimes. I kind of always knew I'd turn into a woods lovin' girl, and I see myself down the line (after a good long while [social] working with court-involved youth and their families and changing the way juvenile justice functions) moving to the woods or just closer to greenery. My parents sent me and my brother off to camps or grandmothers of friends for the summer each summer for years. Our dearest friend Tkalich (RIP sensai) built a house up in Willowemoc 20 or so years ago and we have been going up there as a family once or twice a year for at least 14 years (it's where we were for good ol' Y2K). So while I may not be taking big journeys across the Pacific or the Atlantic or across any state or country borders these days, I'm still trying to get my escape on...So, when we go Upstate NY, we always stay at Tkalich's house - there's no toilet (outhouse set up out back, don't d…