After the party, the family went up to the cottage in the Adirondacks for several days. It's still a work in progress, but it's great. It has been my parents' dream for as long as I can remember to have a cottage, and now they are finally able building one right on the boundary of the park. It will be just beautiful. During the days we spent up there, I took one day to go hiking alone in the High Peaks area. Weather started rolling in before I could get to the peak, but that's alright... more time for photos on the way down! It was a wet hike, but I still very much appreciated having the chance to be outside and on a mountain trail... I feel like I belong there.