High Falls was our rest stop for walkies and foodies
Below, the local church
A kerbside sale with lots of decoration ideas
Sheldon checks out the free maps at the closed canal museum
And I suggest we buy this for our first real estate
How about this for a Christmas card view?
The bike will be back in autumn
All these little places rely on antique and gift shops
This was a tavern in 1797
This is the cafe we had lunch in. It's an ongoing project since the 1970's and becomes even wilder on festive occasions. It was getting over Easter today.
The cash register was decorated with the oldest painting, Miss G Stein
It's a wonderful riot of texture and colours
Jerry and David's house is in Olivebridge.
And it is full of wonderful objets and books pertinent to their professions and interests
This is a phantasmagorical chair that Jerry helped make for the stage musical, "Shrek". It never lasted beyond the rehearsal room so now lives in Jerry's bathroom.
After we snored and read and totally flopped Jerry drove us to a historical resort hotel called Mohonk Mountain House. And it was jaw droppingly awesome! Kubrick could have used it in "The Shining". The house was built between 1879 and 1910 and has 266 guest rooms, 28 tower rooms, an indoor pool and spa and an outdoor skating rink for winter use. There are gangs of young students who form the entertainment posses and dining staff. The lake is packed with swimmers and canoes. We got there at afternoon's end.
We drove two and a half miles up the mountain from the reception gate and parked behind the old lady
We went on the sunset trail which took us round the ridge and back to the other side of the hotel
These little rest shelters are all over the property
Now it gets all" "North By Northwest"
First glimpse of the lake
The place is full of historical photographs.
We had a great smorgasbord dinner in the circular dining room and I fell off my diet by having spuds but there was a sugarless mousse !!
One of the many nooks
From the first floor looking over the grounds
"Come and play with us"
Now my dear photo teacher I went mad and experimented out in the fading light so here goes
This morning was drive back day. We had brekky and Mum and baby came into the yard
Wonder when this was last hung out the front
I went for a walk along the road for a bit and clicked away
Bye bye Olivebridge
We stopped in a lovely little town called Rosendale on the way back to NY
A pride and joy of the town is the picture palace which was to have closed last year and was saved by the actions of a few locals. It is now run on a voluntary basis
The modest foyer and box office area do not match the magnificent auditorium which is now a heritage space
We had a wonderful time and are now back in the hot and stormy city!!!!!