As I was driving home from trivia last night in downtown Albany, it was hard not to notice the billowing smoke in the dark evening sky. That's how I knew just how bad it truly was. You can typically see just anything in a sky that dark. But, last night, that smoke couldn't be missed as fires broke out on Madison Avenue.
Here we are all on a summer season high. Getting ready for all the vacations to come. If you're like me you might not be going far, but thankfully we are surrounded by some amazing places all within a couple hours of our beautiful Capital Region.
My parents were like, "Marissa, what do you want to do for your birthday?"
I'm not a very materialistic person, I don't need much and I always get them experiences. Of course, I tend to surprise them and with the way my schedule is while they'd like to surprise me that's a bit difficult to do. So, when they asked, I picked the exact thing any 30-something would pick - "I want to see