I had such plans to do nothing today! I mean, plans to go nowhere and NOT have any Mohawk Valley adventures but to possibly clean the house, possibly learn my lines (I did mention I am in another play, didn’t I?), and definitely to WRITE. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how I want to look at it, when I called talked to my Mom on the phone (always a good thing to do), she said they were going to Trenton Falls today.
Trenton Falls is a lovely place that is only open select weekends of the year. I have been there a few times, but one must seize these opportunities to take a walk through a natural setting and see lovely views. We were to meet at my sister’s house in Marcy at 11:30. I had plenty of time to go running, so I did. I did not, however, have time to make a Running Commentary blog post. I had time to shower and stomp around looking for something to wear (always traumatic). And to take my dog for a walk. More of a short business meeting, but I think he enjoyed it.
It was perfect weather for walking through Trenton Falls, sunny and pretty but not too hot. I got a little heated walking up some hills, but a nice breeze blew. I had forgotten my camera so I must rely on my memory for the views I enjoyed. Incidentally, I do have a digital camera now that can be hooked up to a computer so at some point I may be able to share pictures of my adventures.
They were selling food, including baked goods, and drinks at the bottom of the trail. I was grateful to purchase a bottle of water. I also got a brownie for Steven. We had planned to go to Van’s in Barneveld for lunch, so we headed there. Only to find out that their kitchen was not open this afternoon. Rats! After some debate, we headed to the Soda Fountain in Remsen. Yummy food in a ’50s atmosphere! We admired the waitresses’ poodle skirts and enjoyed the ’50s music.
After lunch, I was ready to go home and perhaps get a few things done. Then somebody (I don’t know who; it wasn’t me) suggested going to Prospect Falls Winery. I truly did want to go home, but it seemed my mother really wanted to go to the winery. I am certainly not one to deprive my mother of an opportunity to taste wine if she wants to! I somehow managed to enjoy a nice little visit to a nice little winery.
At long last I got home. And, as you may have guessed, the only writing I have gotten done has been this blog post. At least it is over 400 words. Well, I still have this evening and tomorrow. We’ll see how much I can get done before the Wrist to Forehead portion of my Sunday kicks in.