The dead of winter. Temperatures drop below freezing. Snow falls day after day. A bitter wind blows, making it feel even colder still. Short days of gray blend into one another, and the sun disappears behind seemingly endless clouds. At this time of year, many people dream of travel to warmer climates, to feel the sun and warm air on their skin. With a long weekend, my wife and I decided to get out of town for a few days, and travel to the balmy weather of… the Adirondacks!
Yes, dear reader, we loaded up my wife’s Jeep and headed north, climbing into the mountains of upstate New York. There, we experienced temperatures that never rose above freezing, the thermometer dropping below zero at night. We saw snow, snow, and more snow. We bundled up in multiple layers of clothing and our warmest parkas. And we had a fantastic weekend.
So come along with us, then, to see the snow-covered mountains, to wander around a historic train yard, and drive down icy roads. I will also show off a new photographic toy, give some automotive updates, and share a cool story from a friend.
Adirondack Winter Scenes
Before closing, I wanted to share a new photographic toy (okay, let’s call it a “tool”), a big mileage update from a friend, and some other news that came across my desk recently.
First, many of you may remember our visit to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana last January. The museum – one of the coolest automotive attractions I have ever seen – recently came into possession of a 1921 Duesenberg Model A coupe that was owned by the same family for the past one hundred years. It was recently donated by the family to the museum, and you can read more of this story here.
Second, I wanted to give an update on Josh, who you may remember reading about a few months ago. Josh drives a 2015 Honda Accord LX sedan, and his car rolled a huge milestone:
After watching several photographers shooting incredible aerial footage from drones, I recently joined the legion of airborne photographers with the purchase of a Simrex 900c drone. Only $70 on Amazon, it is a great way to learn aerial photography without worrying about crashing a more expensive device into trees, walls, buildings, or snow banks. I threw together a quick video of my earliest efforts with the device, and I thought I would share it here (the video features footage of Johnson Park in Highland Park, NJ, East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway, N J, and Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks):
While the dead of winter might not seem like the ideal time to head into the mountains, Adirondack State Park has plenty of fun sights to see, adventures to be had, and great food to be eaten! We will be returning to the Adirondacks in a few weeks for a more in-depth adventure, so please stay tuned!
And thank you, as always, for coming along on another adventure down the open road ahead.