This past weekend was amazing. I’m sad to see it go! I decided to kick things off on Friday by going for a run after work. I meant to go straight from work but completely flaked Friday morning and forgot to bring my running clothes to work to change into. Woops! It was really nice running through my neighborhood though and seeing everyone out and about, getting ready for the weekend.
It’s views like this that made me fall in love with (and want to move to) this neighborhood in the first place. I just love all the trees and the houses are so cute and full of character. It makes for a very enjoyable run. After my run I cleaned up and headed into Albany to see Casablanca outside the Capitol Building.
I have wanted to see Casablanca for literally years, so I was super excited to go. On top of that, watching the movie outside was a really fun experience. I brought mini pretzels and animal crackers (I can’t go anywhere without snacks), but there were a couple of food trucks there as well. I definitely want to go to more outside movies next year!
Saturday was another great day. It started off with a Stand-up Paddle Boarding class through L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Adventures. I was both very excited and very nervous about this class. The concept of stand-up paddle boarding looked awesome and like a bunch of fun, but I wasn’t sure how easy it would be and was convinced I was going to fall off the board and into the water. Well – I didn’t fall (I did wobble a couple of times and sat down once, but didn’t fall) and it really was amazingly fun! I didn’t want the class to end; I could have stayed out on the water all day.
After paddle boarding I did some things around my house before heading out to a friend’s surprise birthday party. It was such a fun night and the my friend was definitely surprised (since his wife planned this party months ahead of his actual birthday)!
Sunday I got my craft on and broke out the chalkboard paint for the first time ever! I bought this for some presents I was making for Christmas last year, but wound up using pre-made labels instead. It’s been sitting around my house since then and I finally used it! I can’t share what the project was just yet, but it was a fun thing to do and I’ll be back with that later.
I had a couple of things I wanted to pick up Sunday evening so I headed out to do some errands. On my way home I was driving along the Mohawk River and saw this amazingly beautiful sunset! I actually turned my car around and drove back so I could capture it and this picture doesn’t even do it justice! The colors were phenomenal and seeing the whole thing reflected in the river was just awesome. I could have stood there until it was dark and just watched all the colors change…but since my car was pulled off the main road with my hazards on, I decided against that. It was definitely something special though – pretty much every car that drove by also pulled over to capture the moment.
Monday was the perfect cap to the fun weekend. I had a lazy morning, did some things around my house, and then popped up to Lake George for the rest of the day. I hadn’t been up there once this summer and since it is one of my all-time favorite places ever, and it was a gorgeous day, I decided to abandon the rest of my to-do list and just go. I’m so happy that I did – the weather was perfect and it was exactly the best way to end the weekend.
Did you have a good Labor Day weekend? What did you do? Things around the house? One last vacation of the summer? Prep for kids going back to school?