This past weekend I went to upstate New York to see my friend at Lake Luzerne. It was such a nice escape from city life. The lake's water was amazingly clear and fresh, the sky was perfect with just the right amount of sun peeking through fluffy, Texas-like clouds (yes, Texas clouds are special, I said it). It would have been nice to spend more time up there. Right as we got back into the city it was stress-central. Cars everywhere, people everywhere, the exact opposite of life at the lake.
I still love the city though. We are a stone's throw away from Brooklyn Bridge Park and walking to Manhattan from where we live has got to be the best 2 hours ever spent, especially if you reward yourself with soup dumplings from Chinatown. Also the food culture just can't be beat. I'm still on the hunt for my favorite restaurants. I know it's going to take a while, since it took us years in Chicago, and we were still finding amazing places right before we left.