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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New York–Part III

One more day to relax and see what treasures lay in the south east area of New York state.

First up – a visit to a glass blower’s studio where we watched the artist at work, and selected a lovely souvenir from her wares575578583586

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Then we visited a Shaker village – an old religious organization that we thought was extinct, but according to the sign there’s a group still existent in Maine.  Judging by the size of the buildings, this was a large community at one time:

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This old stone barn was particularly fascinating, now propped up with steel beams:

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There’s an institution, Darrow School, on these grounds – another question to research when I get back to internet access, and have time.

We had passed a diner several times on our trips around the area, and decided to lunch there – and so glad we did!  It was absolutely charming:

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With gold leaf accents on the ceiling

 

 

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And we sat at the counter and watched our food being cooked for us.  Everybody was friendly and enjoying the atmosphere.

 

 

And little Jason wanted to be sure his picture was taken as well:621.JasonIsn’t he just the most handsome young man!!!

After lunch we found an old cemetery, and were in between rain squalls, so took some time to wander.  I hope to do more cemetery crawls before we get home, so will share all of those in a separate post.

This is the end of our stay in New York – heading through Massachusetts to Vermont in the morning.  New England, here we come!                Blessings, Peg

2 comments:

  1. What a fabulous trip you are having! Enjoy!

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  2. Cemetery crawls!? I'm so jealous. The diner is exquisite! I hope the food was as good as the venue appears to be.

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