Last month I visited Beacon, New York to attend a friend's baby shower. I figured while I was going upstate I might as well make a trip out of it. I went up a day early to do some hiking, with the intention of climbing Mount Beacon. The first sign it might be a challenge? When I got winded going up the subway steps with my weekend bag on my way to Grand Central. But, after the train ride, I actually managed to drag myself slowly up the mountain! The view was spectacular and well worth the effort. Here are two paintings I did from the top!