Once upon a time I thought that I needed a long weekend to really enjoy myself on a getaway from the city. Not true at all. A 24 hour visit to a nearby loved one is ideal. You can pack in 3 good meals and have plenty of time to chat. Especially if you don’t drive. Then you also have two hours to meditate on the gorgeous Hudson River views from the train, and you can read, sleep, or drink white wine as your preference dictates. After a day and night in Hudson, I arrived back in New York refreshed and ready to tidy my apartment before starting the week. Gosh the people are nice up there. Hopefully next time we will have a chance to catch up with Jesse and Sarah as well as my relatives.