In the campus wellness center there are a variety of outdoor activities you can sign up to. I really recommend you to consider signing up to as much as you can! During this past weekend we went to Hunter Mountain. Hunter is a small town about 1 hour ride from SUNY where during the winter you can go skiing, and during the summer you can go ziplineing. It´s September now so we went ziplineing, which by the way is the longest and highest canopy of all North America!! The school takes you all the way to Hunter Mountain where a tour guide will take you all the way up in a lift to start the adventure. There are a total of 5 ziplines throughout the tour, but the very first one is the best! It about 700 mts tall! The tour guide told us that if the Statute of Liberty was to be down there we would´t even touch it with our feet. So, yeah it was pretty scaring at first, but after doing the first jump it was a magical feeling. To be honest I was super nervous up there, but I did´t have that much time to thinking through, so I just ran and jump into the woods. So far, one of the best adventures that New Paltz have to offer!
This Sunday we went to the New York Zipline adventure tours, located in Hunter Mountain. I was excited for the adventure waiting ahead, since I love these kinds of adventure, but at the same time I’m afraid of heights.
When we got there we were introduced to our tour guides and got the equipment that we needed. Then we started our journey to the top. Before going to our first ride, we were introduced to the rules, equipment, and the position we were meant to do while on the ride.
When we got to our first ride I was super nervous, since this was the longest and the highest point, and as I said before, I’m very scared of heights. When it was my turn with Teresa I got really nervous, and scare, but I thought to my self that “I’m just gonna do it, no doubts, just go for it”. When the tour guide yelled “Zip away” I just went, no doubts no nothing, and that was truly an amazing feeling. The view was spectacular and the fear had gone away, it was just me, flying through the air, and I was free.
After the first ride, I wasn’t scared anymore. I just went for it, every time, I was so happy. I couldn’t believe that I was doing it, and that I had this amazing nature around me, and I experience it with the girls. The rest of the trip was so much fun, we also had the chance to walk across this cool bridge, which I also was afraid of, but it’s always good to turn something scary in to something positive, at least in these situation. I enjoyed the entire trip, and it was so sad when it was over, cause I really wanted to do it again, and again.
For me this was one of the best things I have ever done in my life. I am so proud of conquering my fear of heights, since the Zipline in Hunter Mountain is the longest & highest Zipline canopy tour in North America.
Crazy right? Well that’s all for me this time, see ya later!
So last weekend all of us girls went to Boston. The weather was great and the city seemed so beautiful. It is really a trip that I could recommend to anyone!!The day started by taking the bus to the train station in Poughkeepsie; once there we were picked up by the car rental company. When we had signed all the papers we were off! Me and Gaby took turns driving and it took about 3,5-4 hours.
We got to the hotel, called Verb, a very trendy retro hotel in central Boston that went all in (!) on 60’s details. We thought that we had booked a room for five but it turned out that it was only meant for four so three had to share one queen size bed. It was definitely an experience being 5 girls in one room sharing one bathroom in the morning 🙂
The first day we went shopping on Newbury Street that pretty much had all the stores you could think of. after shopping for many hours we went to Georgetown Cupcakes, a store that was recommended to Dina from one of her friends who had been to Boston before. I have never been a cupcake person but this was truly the BEST cupcakes I have ever tried!
Strawberry Cheesecake and Salted Caramel. Delicious!!
After the shopping we went down to Quincy Market by the harbor (also a recommendation from Dina’s friend). The area was amazing with so many lights and musicians playing in the street. I felt like a winter festival or something but without the Christmas theme. To get into the Boston spirit, me and Dina had the Lobster roll and Dina also tried the Clam chowder! By this time we were exhausted after a really long day and squeezed (!) in to an Über and went back to the hotel for some well needed rest!