In late August, we went back up to the Catskills, so that Owen could attend the Finale of the Wayfinder Experience camp. This time, we stayed near Phoenicia. Owen had a great time, and Robert and I did too>
We spent a lot of time in Woodstock. Robert made a new friend, Mike Esposito,who is something of a local celebrity. His history is classic Woodstock -- stopped in Woodstock in 1968 and never left -- and makes for a good story. These days, he fixes up old bicycles and sells them to the tourists, keeping his own schedule. I love the sign in the window of his barn; "Hopin' for Business." He's a sweet guy, and the time that Robert spent talking bikes with him and sorting through his barnful of parts was the highlight of the week for him.
What I got out of it was time to check out the shops, and a Lotus bicycle I spotted in Mike's barn. I love the Lotus I have been riding, which we bought for $15 at a Goodwill-type store in Oshkosh, WI, but this one has a lady's frame, and I like that.
Another day, we spent a few hours on the Hudson River.
The hills in the background there are the Catskills.
The sky was beautiful.
Once we were back at the house, Robert liked to take a swim in the pond at the bottom of the road. It was too cold and mucky for me.
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