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Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Brief Glimpse of Woodstock, New York

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Photo by myself, in Woodstock, New York.

The main streets of the lovely little town of Woodstock, New York, are lined with wood guitars, each one with a distinct personality. Some are decorated with childrens' wood blocks, buttons or graphics. I liked the one above the most, with its artistic collage.

We thought that further north would be a good escape from the summer heat for a few days, but NO. It is just as hot and humid, with temperatures hovering around 90F. Fortunately, there are many little streams and lakes in Woodstock, which are perfect for humans and dogs to cool off.

People have been very laid back and friendly. Like typical city slickers, we completely forgot that things close earlier outside the city (!) and were almost stuck on July 4th without dinner.

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A photo of one of the main streets, lined with little shops and restaurants.

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Outside The Old Forge, one of the many antiques stores, which sells all sorts of music and psychedelic memorabilia.

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A cardboard cut out of Jimmi Hendrix standing with his drummer, Mitch Mitchell. The town's main street is in the background, beyond.

The above photos were taken with my iphone. We'll be heading back to Brooklyn on Monday.
Happy weekend, everyone!

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4 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

this same exact thing has happened to me while on vacation too! do you know there are very little places (at least no delis that I could find) inside the city of Milwaukee? they don't even have a walgreens on every corner like they have here on LI. where do people go when they need a pack of gum or a bottle of water?

upstate is beautiful though, & quiet too.

RedPat said...

Very cool! Looks like downtown is surviving there.

Kitty said...

Hi Lily!
Your comment makes me feel better. I think folks in the country eat earlier too? It seemed like everyone was waking up early and getting to bed early.
I agree, I love the peaceful quiet of little towns...though I was un-nerved at the same time!

Hi RedPat,
Yes, it was very nice to see a small town doing very well. There are many good restaurants in that area too.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

What a (cool) place to visit Kitty! I would have loved it.
That would have been tragic to miss dinner on the 4th July!