Sunday, August 19, 2018
A Weekend To Remember
Robin and I had a wonderful long weekend. We rode up to Hudson, NY, which is where all the cool kids go. Proof of that is a cute, young couple of British actors we met at our B&B. In their early thirties, they live in NYC and took a train up to escape the city in Summer. We'll be looking for Chris in some TV commercials he made.
Our B&B, built in 1840, was lovely. Beautiful accomodations and charming hosts. They made us delicious breakfasts every day with herbs from their garden.
Hudson is full of artisans so Robin had a field day shopping for earrings. She ogled many hand-made pairs and, fortunately, selected ones that cost only 3-figures and not 4-figures. It was a close call.
Perhaps the best part of the trip was visiting Olana, a historic site combining art, history and nature. The most famous landscape painter of the 1800's, Frederick Edwin Church, was lucky enough to become rich during his lifetime and he built his dream-house in a spot offering the best views of upstate country. Church filled his house with artwork and artifacts collected while travelling around the world; much of it is rare Middle Eastern and Asian objects you seldom see here. The views were magnificent. Pics below.
Fate smiled on us when, after touring Connecticut backroads today, we slid onto the Bridgeport ferry one minute before it set sail. Ferries often give preferential treatment to motorcycles (we were pulled ahead of a long line of cars) because they can squeeze us in spots no car can fit. A perfect way to end a perfect trip!