This weekend I had the privilege of going to visit my great aunt and uncle who live in Saratoga Springs, NY. I took the Amtrak train out of Penn Station and rode the train up nearly four hours. It was such a nice ride and I made sure to sit on the correct side of the train (left). I was told that it has some of the best views and it didn't lie. The hills and water was such a nice way to go through city after city. While in Saratoga Springs I was able to visit a national park that use to be an old battlefield, walking down Central, visiting Saratoga Spa State Park, visiting the Scribner house (aka their old home). Currently the president of the nearby college and his wife life there, and of course we took a walk around the campus too! It had a small feeling to it which is similar to Gustavus.
Water from the geyser that smells and tastes like rotten eggs
Great water that people fill gallons and gallons full of it
Skidmore College President's Home (Former house of my great aunt and uncle)
Now to the main reason why we love New York. We like to think this sums up our experience! The bagel toppers that we have for breakfast every Monday. This past Friday, Martin, the wonderful breakfast man, made a couple just for us because he knew they were our favorite. All it includes is a bagel, egg, cheese, bacon and or sausage. It is delicious!!!
Martin with the three of us and our bagel toppers!!!
While at school for our last day the kids continued to remind us of how sad they were going to be when we left. This did not make the day any better for us. In first grade all of the kids continued to give numerous hugs throughout the day. At the end of the day the kids presented to me two New York books. One of them being an ABC and the other a 123. They were all letters or numbers from NYC. The students also created a poem book about myself. It started out Ms. Rossow is.... The students then wrote either a metaphor or a simile about me. It was the sweetest thing ever!!! The students continued with more hugs and said they were never going to let go of me. I seriously am going to miss them like crazy!!!
We truly will miss New York!!! We have been able to learn a lot that we are excited to bring with us back to Minnesota and wherever else it may lead us to in the future!!!