My mom, me and my girl ventured together to the Copperhead Inn and Spa in the Catskill Forest Preserve for the incredible lightness of being, the phrase taken from their tagline. We enjoyed a 3-day retreat full of delicious and indulgent food, hikes in the woods, spa treatments, water aerobics and plenty of laughter. The food was expertly prepared by innkeeper Elizabeth Winograd's husband Lech, "who makes healthy food so tasty and inspiring you feel silly for not having eaten healthy every day of your life," as Gotham Magazine so eloquently put it.
We experienced a strong connection, while caring for one another, which rarely happens among three generations in such a loving and playful way.
Sure we took care of our babushka (grandma in Russian) while having a glorious time picking on each other. It was a very special time and so meaningful at this point in my life to spend it together with my girls.
The best medicine sometimes is time well spent with those you love most.
Babushka has turned 90 recently and it is increasingly important to create memorable experiences for all of us.