This Saturday, I finally got a chance to explore the more natural side of New York State. Specifically, Vanessa and I went hiking at Bear Mountain State Park. I remember driving down through Peekskill with my parents when we first came to Westchester, and the rolling hills were quite a sight. It was nice to actually go out and explore them!
Of course, we got lost along the hike... Eventually we ran into someone, who pointed us to the nearest road. We walked for about 30 minutes and decided to hitch hike, but only one car came our way: a two-seater sports car, with the guy not sure where the park was. So we kept walking along the road, and another thirty minutes later we came into the rear of a parking lot, with my car in plain sight. Lucky us!
Anyway, great hike, great time. Here are some photos:
And the best part is that even though we're about 1.5 hours north of New York City, looking closely still lets you see the cityscape.
And on a separate note, two more sushi places to add to the list... First, Hane Sushi at 581 3rd Ave. (interesting fusion place!) and Sushi Mambo at 255 Bleecker Street (spicy apple rolls!).