Upstate New York: Part 1

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About a month ago I visited my sister Alissa in upstate New York. She lived in New York City for a number of years and then decided she needed a break. So, she moved upstate about a year ago. I’d been meaning to visit and then decided visiting in the Fall would be a great time, to see the Fall foliage and visit before it gets super cold, and I was right.

I’ve always been super close with my sisters. I’m the oldest and Alissa is three years younger than me and Caylen is four years younger than me. Alissa and Caylen are 14 months apart. I wish Caylen could have come up the same weekend as I did but since she’s a teacher she only has specific days she can get off.

Alissa manages Hudson Wine Merchants, so the weekends are the busiest for her. Therefore, I visited from Sunday to Tuesday to accommodate her work schedule.  I flew from Atlanta to Albany and Alissa picked me up. Albany to Catskill/Hudson is about a 45 minute drive. Alissa lives in Catskill, but works in Hudson, which is only about a 10 to 15 minute drive apart. She lives in the cutest 1 bedroom apartment in an old carriage house. After relaxing in her apartment we stopped by the Beattie-Powers Place, a historic home overlooking the Hudson river.  Then, we walked around downtown Catskill and grabbed brunch at HiLo a cafe, bar and art gallery.

After eating and exploring Catskill we drove over the bridge to Hudson and visited Alissa’s coworkers at Hudson Wine Merchants and then did some shopping at local boutiques. There are so many great vintage boutiques in Hudson. Both the town of Catskill and Hudson have one main street, so it’s easy to see the majority of the shops/stores in a couple of hours. After shopping we grabbed an early dinner at Hudson Food Studio. Then, we called it early night and snuggled. Luckily I had my sister to stay with but below are some suggestions of places to stay.

Places to Stay



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