Friday, January 31, 2014

Day Out with Judy

TWICE AS NICE Thrift Shop by JuneNYI spent the day with Judy.  I picked up a few groceries for her and then met up with her at her place in Westford.  We went to THE STOREHOUSE in Worcester, where she purchased some clothing and then we headed to Cobleskill to have lunch.  She wanted to go to RUBBIN' BUTTS.  It was not as good today as it was the last time we went (last October).  On the way back to Westford, we stopped at TWICE AS NICE THRIFT SHOP on Route 7 between Schenevus and Worcester.  We were pleasantly surprised at how nice this place is and the low prices.  I bought a cut glass bowl and she found several items.  On the way back through Oneonta, I stopped at Price Chopper and purchased a small cheesecake to share with Wendy, since she mentioned yesterday that today is her one year anniversary working with Carrie.  I also stopped at FoxCare and walked for about 20 minutes.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

TWO MUSEUM Adventure (in Norwich)

Leslie and I went to the Chenango County Historical Museum, had lunch at Bill's Diner and then went to the Bullthistle Model Train Museum, also in Norwich.  It was a great day!

At the historical museum,  which is housed in this former school
I particularly liked the NORWICH PHARMACEUTICAL room.  Do you remember UNGUENTINE?  
I do!!!!  

Lunch at the diner was just as good as it was last summer.  I had the exact same thing I had then:  THE GREEK SAMPLER.  It was delicious.  So was the soup (pasta fajoile)..I know that is not spelled right, but it is a bean and pasta soup in a light tomato sauce.  Unfortunately, or maybe fortunatley, we had to pass on desert!  

While we were having lunch I was looking over some of the brochures I picked up at the historical museum and found out that the BULLTHISTLE MODEL TRAIN MUSEUM was open so we went there after lunch.  
It is a small museum (nothing like the one in Medina) but very nice.  

This man greeted us and gave us some information about the displays.  He grew up in Huntington on Long Island.  

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sidney and Unadilla MINI ADVENTURE

I went to Sidney to go out for lunch with Joyce and I took her to run a couple of errands. We had a nice lunch at the CHINA BUFFET.

I drove Route 7 home and I was trying to rememnber where I wanted to stop somewhere along the way........when I got to Unadilla, I remembered! MUSE: a Vintage Shop that a woman from my church runs.Muse 003 by JuneNY

I stopped and went in and looked around. I saw a very neat coat/hat/unbrella stand and asked if it is for sale. Darcy said she would do some research and find out how much its worth.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Good-Bye Luncheon for Mary

We had a good-bye luncheon for Mary at FSA today.  Everybody brought a dish or two to pass and we had chicken from Brooks.  !
 One of my contributions was chocolate covered bacon

Mary opening her presents!

A good time was had by all and we all ate too much!

Monday, January 13, 2014

GREENE COUNTY Geocaching Adventure 1/13/14

Leslie and I set out this morning for Greene County to do some geocaching.   I had found a bunch of geocaches close to ST. JOSEPH'S CHAPEL in Ashland, New York and planned a route to drive to them.
     Our first stop was in Prattsville, where we found three geocaches: one at a fishing access, one at a cemetery (Old Prattsville Cemetery)

and one in a park (Devasego Park) where we saw some interesting rugged handmade outdoor furniture.
      Shortly after that we turned onto 23A and headed towards Lexington, stopping to find a few caches along the way.  In Lexington, we stopped and I took a picture of this old hotel and peeked in the windows.

Then we found a cemetery not far away and found a cache there.  Also, we noticed a small historical society in an old church
and stopped to look for information about when it is open.  We could not find any.
   From there we headed north on 17 stopping at another fishing access to find another geocache before getting to 23.  We headed east towards Windham and stopped for lunch at the Catskill Country Store and Restaurant.  Lunch was not one of the high points of the day, but I purchased some delicious cranberry chutney.   This is something new since I was last at the Country Store:
     Then we headed west on 23 towards Ashland and found another fishing access geocache before heading towards St. Josephs Chapel further west.  Finding the geocache at the chapel was the pivotal point of our trip, but it turned out to be the very last place we cached.  The chapel was unlocked and we went inside for a few minutes.  And then we found the last geocache of the day, number 12 !!!
   One last stop back in Prattsville, at the cemetery where Zadock Pratt is buried.

And then on to Oneonta where I dropped Leslie off.  I stopped at McD's and picked up a couple of double cheeseburgers and continued on home.  I was exhausted!!!!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Short Afton Adventure

Today was a warm but rainy winter day.   I invited Betty to go to Afton with me to the MAIN STREET GRILL AND BAKERY.  She had been before and was eager to return and have another cream puff.

We arrived for an early lunch and we each had a cup of beef barley soup and we split a specialty sandwich (the New York Deli).  It was very good!  Then we split a cream puff, and altogether that was just the exact right amount of food!  After lunch we went to the Variety Store right next door. We each purchased a few items.  I was happy to find a new pair of clip on sunglasses for only $3.00.

It had stopped raining, so I suggested we take a side trip down a side road to Coventryville and Betty was all for that idea.  We started down, but then the rain started to come faster and heavier and we thought it was getting colder and might turn to snow, so we decided to turn back.  We took 88 back to Oneonta.

I ran a few errands after dropping Betty off.