This was the first time I went to Upstate New York. Upstate New York consisted of little villages and towns in the North part of New York State. The idea was that to give me a tour around the campus and areas where my host parents went to college. My host mom passed away three years ago, so it was just my host dad and I who went there. We went to Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson. Bard is a private liberal arts college that has excellent reputations all around. That was my host parents’ alma mater. What a beautiful, beautiful place to study! It was located by the Hudson river with woods surrounding it. After walking around the dazzling Bard campus, we hung out in Red Hook and Rhinebeck. What I liked the most about Upstate New York was the scenery and pretty little villages full of pretty little houses and shops. We had a chance to watch a movie in an independent movie theater called Upstate Film in Rhinebeck. I watched “The Way Way Back” while my host dad watched a Spanish film called “I’m So Excited!”. I loved The Way Way Back. I think I might watch it again at some point.