Monday, May 10, 2010

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Life For A Brief Vacation...

Get outta town! Yup, that's what I needed to do. The first vacation of the year and boy... was it time! But it was more of an adventure than anything. My plan was to meander on up the Hudson River in New York state... and make my way over to the Catskills... stopping at all kinds of places along the way...
Like George Washington's Headquarters on the river in Newburgh... I love to explore historical sites!
Then making my way up to the adorable little town of Rhinebeck... stopping at antique shops along the way. Had a nice dinner at the Coach House Tavern and caught a flick at the Upstate Films Theater...
Then on to my favorite place to stay... EVER! The Woodstock Inn On The Millstream! It's a retro motel, converted to a quaint little Inn. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the millstream is just so relaxing to sit next to... I spent hours upon hours there!
I even took some down-time to make my own little piece of "rock" history... and left it by a tree...
When I wasn't relaxing... I was shopping! One of my most favorite vacation activities. In fact... in my regular life... I rarely go to the mall. I wait until I go away... because that's where you find unique stuff. I love rummaging through the antique stores... shopping for themed souvenirs... local artists creations... and perhaps a gift or two for a friend or family member.

While in Woodstock... I ran into Grandpa Woodstock! He's a local icon who I've seen around the area at concerts and gatherings since probably 1999. His mission is to spread Peace and Love. Not a bad job! He's really a sweet man. We had a nice little chat and parted ways with a big giant hug...
Then in was on to Bethel and the original Woodstock concert site. There is now a permanent multimedia exhibition there... in the Bethel Woods Museum... featuring tons and tons of images, ephemera, vintage vehicles and movies relating to the 60's and the original Woodstock Festival. I highly recommend it if you're ever in the area...



  1. Wow, what a wonderful time you had! Love the old dude! He's a classic.

    I also love your "rock" - I wonder if someone will pick it up and it will end up in their garden ...

  2. Clytie,

    Someone DID take my rock (I know you're out there!). Funny that you said that. I left it one evening and it was gone the next morning. I'll take it as a compliment!


  3. sounds like a trip i took once. one of the best times of my life

  4. I may have to copy this trip lol! I'll need more details~


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