We decided to go for a bit of a wander Friday, in part because Steph found a cool looking LYS in Saugerties called The Perfect Blend (tea and yarn!). Why, yes, we did go to a yarn store day before Rhinebeck. Don’t judge us. And we weren’t the only ones. 🙂 We were pretty good and only bought a skein each. And I caved and bought this awesome shawl kit inspired by the area.
After that we wound up heading out to the Saugerties Lighthouse. The Hudson is a big body of water, of course it has a Coast Guard and lighthouse (yes, read that as me being a bit surprised). Gorgeous brick structure that is actually also a bed and breakfast. How cool is that?
On the return trip, we drove by this old, tumble-down hilly cemetery with a gorgeous white church. Knowing my love for cemeteries, Steph asked if I wanted to stop. I actually hesitated. That would have been a missed opportunity. St. Mary of the Snow. Seriously, this site is just begging to be the setting for a movie or something. The old rectory is all boarded up and breaking my heart. Want it. And the church was part of the Underground Railroad. But OMG, that cemetery. LOVE that cemetery. I managed to get some decent shots on my phone (I brought my good camera, but didn’t bother to grab it from the car).
Back in Woodstock we hit Bread Alone for more croissants, then came back to the cottage to knit, nap, and chill. Overall, a great day. And a perfect, perfect fall day to explore.