Having grown up here in the Adirondacks and having either been away chasing the career, growing the family, or staying busy working on house renovatons when in town I have been so excited to spend our vacation time here getting out to experience the back yard again. We have so been enjoying our time here without all of the diversions of every day life, limiting our connectivity with social medias, and concentrating on our connectivity with friends and family. We’re going for our runs, our bike rides, and catching up on some of the hikes that we have been wanting to explore while we’re here. We picked up a couple of guide books and started thumbing through them to realize that there were so many classics right here within 30 minutes driving. (Not to mention the amazing run from the house to Upper Tenant Falls!) We have so enjoyed the beauty and the solitude of the Adirondacks, and what they have given us with regard to having “connected time” with each other. I remember taking some of these hikes in years past, and I remember them being quite fantastic. The chance to do them now with my family, uninterrupted, has been awesome!