Part the First: The Road
The ride up to to New York was characterized by rain.
Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain.
And I loved it. To be fair, I was not the driver, and I was frantically working on my sweater. I'm deeply grateful to my guy for doing literally all the driving during the course of the weekend. What a sweetie! (Read between the lines: I'm not the best driver.)
If it had to be a rainy day, it was about the most beautiful rainy car ride I could ask for.
Once we arrived at our friend's house in Albany, however, the rest of the weekend was gorgeous. Our host wisely suggested we take the Taconic State Parkway down to Rhinebeck on Saturday.
We were happy to do a repeat of the TSP both ways on Sunday, and the trip home afforded us a couple minutes to take in the breathtaking view of the Catskill Mountains near sunset.
I'm so grateful that of all weekends, our trip up to New England fell on this particular weekend. Just wait till you see the trees on the fairgrounds! Stay tuned!