So finally we thought road trip! Nowhere to far, flexible enough for D and maybe just a little peace. Our first stop was Poughkeepsie where we stopped at the Walkway Over the Hudson, a lovely 1.3 mile walk on what was a sunny and gorgeous day.
A view of the bridge from the road as we headed out to lunch at Kavos Gyros.
Our next stop Howe Caverns.. stunning in every way.. and a perfect end to the day.
Day2: The Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown... I know I know Cooperstown is supposed to be all about the Baseball but we're not a big baseball family.. and D is a lover of anything outdoors so we go back in time to a place of metal smith's and sheep shearers.
Here D had a lot of firsts, his first encounter with sheep and bullocks. His first feel of grass and most exciting of all his first carousel ride.
And after an absolutely delish lunch at the Stage Coach Cafe.. a must eat for anyone passing through Cooperstown we were back on the road and headed towards the small town of Skaneateles pronounced 'Skinny Atlas' which thank god M and I figured out before we got there.. before we had the chance to make the mistake of pronouncing it they we had been : )
The town was much smaller than I expected but with a lovely lake at it's center. We started the evening with some ice cream at Doug's Ice cream.. as suggested by the waitress we order vanilla and chocolate cones. Never thought I'd say this but the Vanilla was sublime. But unfortunately that was the last good meal we had in Skaneateles. The supposedly great breakfast we're supposed to have was a major disappointment.. IHOP would have been better.. Dunkin Dounuts would have been better.. the only saving glory was the coffee and the fact the they had free refills.. still hungry we thought we'd grab some sweets for the road.. I had read reviews of this bakery's heavenly.. and I quote heavenly, melt in your mouth donuts and rolls.. they were nothing of the sort. And to make things worse the town was full of mosquito like bugs.. one of the towns people assured us they were harmless but I wasn't buying it. Thank God we had a net for D in the car..
and before noon we were on the way back home.. home sweet home..