Living in Vacation Land

  |  June 2, 2014

Kaaterskill Falls

We had a friend tell us once that “you can only be on vacation for so long until you need to come home.” But what happens if you live in Vacation Land? This is a subject we just happen know a little about, since we’ve been living in Vacation Land for over a decade now, up here where a short drive in one direction or another will land you on the shores of the Hudson River, or up in the Catskill Mountains. Where one day, you can paddle your kayak with the current to the Saugerties Lighthouse, then go haunt your favorite swimming hole the next.

So, what is daily life like in Vacation Land? Quite frankly, it’s pretty great. If you work a M-F, 9-5 in an office, there’s nothing sweeter than coming home from work in the summer while there’s still a few hours of sunlight left BBQing in the backyard, or taking a short hike to blow off steam and wind down, or taking the kids for a quick swim. And, if you’re lucky enough to telecommute (incidentally, we believe telecommuting should be Standard Operating Procedure during the summer in upstate New York), your life becomes a vacation punctuated with moments of work, and your office can be al fresco whenever you need it to be. Isn’t that how life should be, after all? One long vacation, where you pause now and then to get some work done, and then back to the creek or the patio or the trail along the Hudson? We certainly think so, which is why we’re spending the week in one of the hubs of Vacation Land, Tannersville and Hunter in the town of Catskill (not the village of Catskill on the Hudson!), Greene County. Both Tannersville and Hunter are Vacation Land during the winter, thanks to skiing, and the summer, thanks to nearby attractions like North/South Lake, Kaaterskill Falls, and Platte Clove, just to name a few. Living in Vacation Land is starting to sounds pretty good right about now, isn’t it?


Platte Clove, Saugerties


North South Lake, Haines Falls

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Kandy is a writer and musician/music teacher living in Saugerties, NY.

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