As the summer is winding down, the city is becoming increasingly deserted due to people trying to soak up whatever is left of the summer sun elsewhere. I don’t blame them, it’s nice to get away from here once in a while, even if it’s just for a day. Last weekend I stayed with Will at his parent’s house in New Jersey. Although we had planned to camp out, instead we spent a day hiking through Ramapo Mountain. His brother and his pup came along with us and led the way. We ventured off the beaten path and wandered through the forest. It felt great to be surrounded by all the greenery and away from skyscrapers. The best part of it all was being able to cool off in the reserve, and getting Ari (the pup) to swim. I hope to be back soon.