I ventured up north to the Hudson Valley this weekend with my friends Jenn and Susan. We rose early on Saturday and met at the rental car place and then drove to Hyde Park, New York  where we tourist-ed up the town. We saw the Vanderbilt Mansion (the smallest of Vanderbilt mansions, it only had 54 rooms) and we saw the FDR house and Presidential Museum & Library. I greatly enjoyed seeing some “great” houses–but I do always find it sad when people with such riches make none of the design choices I would make if I had the same money. And anyone who idolizes Marie Antoinette needs to get a grip (I’m looking at you, Mrs. Vanderbilt). It was brrr freezing cold–but very beautiful nonetheless.


It was such a treat to get out of the city (without having to travel to the airport) and I’m so glad we went adventuring.

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