Friday, February 28, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Canal Street Station: Duanesburg, NY (NY Central Locomotive and 1900 General Store), a photo by JuneNY on Flickr.
The purpose of the trip was to go to the Albany Airport to watch for the SNOWY OWLS which are hanging around there this winter, and to maybe get a few geocaches. Our first stop was at CANAL STREET STATION where there is a micro geocache hidden on the train car. I was without boots, and we would have had to plow through snow, so we decided to wait and do that another day.
Once we got to Albany, we found two very easy geocaches in a business area near restaurants and shops. Then we headed to the airport, where SNOWY OWLS have been hanging out recently. We found the right area and spent some time looking, but we did not have any luck. I used the binoculars that Terry gave me a couple of years ago for the first time and they work very good.
Then we went to the SHAKER VILLAGE. The museum was open so we went in and looked around, and then drove around the village. The meeting house (which houses the museum) is the only building open to the public.
Then we decided to head back towards Duanesburg. We wasted about 45 minutes going around in circles before we got headed in the right direction. We had lunch at the CHUCK WAGON DINER
Monday, February 17, 2014
Connie and I agreed to have lunch at TOKYO, a Japanese restaurant on Main Street in Oneonta. However, when I met up with her, she decided she NEVER wants to eat Japanese food again! So, we went to COLLAGE in the "Shops on Main Street" and had french style pizza and we split an apricot tart. Both were very good.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
The Quilt Show was very good this year. We both bought raffle tickets and voted for our favorite quilt. We talked to two members of the quilting club (Joyce and Betty) for several minutes before we left. Betty wanted to have lunch at the Cooperstown Diner, so we did.
Our plans had included going to SUCO for the Dave Kiehm nature paintings exhibit, but I knew Betty wanted to shop for a gravy boat for her son in law and it was clear that we were running out of time, so I asked her which one of those things was most important to her and she said she really wanted to go to BED, BATH and BEYOND and see if they had a gravy boat.
She found one she liked, marked down fifty percent. I didn't have one, and I liked this one (insulated with a cover) so I bought one, also.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Leslie mentioned that she went to see the wildlife art of Dave Kiehm at SUCO Fine Arts Gallery. When I mentioned it to Connie, she said she already saw it. Not having anything to to today, I msg'd Carol on facebook and she was free and we decided to go to it. Before she arrived, I called the FOOTHILLS to ask about their gallery and was told that they also had an artists work on display.
After a brief stop at NBT, Carol and I headed to the Foothills where we saw Chritine Alexander's WORLD OF COLOR exhibit. It was interesting and very colorful. Then we went to the DOLLAR TREE and then to HANNAFORDs (did I mention that Carol LOVES to shop?). All this time we had been debating where to have lunch, making several semi-decisions along the way. We ended up at SUBWAY in the mall where we each had a FLATZINI
It is kind of like a small square personalized pizza made on flatbread. Carol had the vegetable flatzini and I had the spicy italian. We shared so that we could each try the other one. Both were equally good. We also got to have a free mini-cupcake from TWISTED, right next to Subway. Very good!
After that we headed to SUCO for the the Dave Kiehm Wildlife Art Exhibit in the Project Space Gallery. Both Carol and I were flabbergasted at how good these paintings are. We both said at the same time "it's like they are 3-D". My favorite one is this one:
Thursday, February 6, 2014
I ordered the STEAK TERIYAKI box, and it was delicious. It came with soup, salad, rice, shrimp dumplings, fresh orange and california rolls. Everything was good. I suggested to Connie that she NOT order TEMPURA since it is usually mostly breading, but she decided to try it one more time and she was disappointed.
After lunch, I went to FoxCare and walked for twenty minutes.