Peace and Love at Woodstock

We have only been back to our usual school year routine for a month and a half and I feel like we already need a break from our fast-paced lives. Though the girls have Saturday activities, we decided to opt out of them just this once to enjoy the beautiful fall weekend in Woodstock and the Catskills area of New York. We usually make this trip twice a year, once in the fall to see the trees in their peak autumnal color and another time in the winter for skiing.

Woodstock still has a lot of its bohemian vibe.  It is funny to see some old-time hippies still walking on Tinker Street.  When we are in town, we usually get a quick bite at Joshua’s where the food is always reasonable and taste fresh and delicious.  We usually follow our meal with a visit to some of the local galleries.  The current exhibit featuring Alan Siegel at the  Byrdcliffe is worth a visit as the show features some of the highly creative and flamboyant chairs the artist is known for.

I should make more of an effort to introduce routine changes like the one from this past weekend to my family’s routine.  I felt like not following our usual schedule did us all good.  We felt relaxed, more productive and definitely less cranky by the end of the weekend.




DSC_8450_2_edited-1 Alan Siegel at the Byrdcliffe

DSC_8465_2_edited-1 Girls making art at the Ackerman Family Gallery

DSC_8501_2_edited-1 C in heaven at a local flea market



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