We decided to forego Interstate 90 through Albany and jumped onto Route 20. It’s so much nicer to see the places you are traveling through. Albany appears to be a very clean and very green (lots of trees) city! After getting through the city the landscape changed into rolling hills and farms with lots of old barns and antique shops. The air was crisp and the sky was painted blue with streams of white running throughout.. some looked like stepping stones…
A few hours later we made it safely to our first destination – Glimmer Glass State Park. We decided to camp our first night and were super glad we did. It was absolutely beautiful. We were in the primitive campground which basically means no running water. But we were nestled in next to a bird sanctuary marsh and surrounded by very old pine trees and delicious smelling apple blossoms….
When we pulled in we saw 4 deer about 100 feet away from our site of choice. It was so exciting. Being out in the quiet wilderness (and when I saw quiet I mean free of people noise pollution) it gives your body and mind a natural way to unwind. As the sun goes down you think about the basics – food and shelter. After we pitched the tent we got dinner ready and collected dry branches for a fire. Something about watching a fire while writing out thoughts that warms your soul – you simply feel happy and free.
The sounds of the forest filled the air at night – peepers and bats and some birds up past their bedtime. It was funny to be sitting there. Just a while ago this was a dream and now it’s becoming a reality.