Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Road Trip: Route 145 & Sharon Springs

Took a road trip yesterday to Sharon Springs -- a 2 1/2 hour trip from home.  Sharon Springs was in its heyday a spa with sulfur waters.  Then the inevitable decline, a revival sparked from NYC folks, National Historic designation to save the old buildings, and now features cafes and small shops, a lot of them featuring goat soap, goat lotion, goat milk mac & cheese, etc.  But what I really got excited about was the farmland on Route 145.
Along Route 145
Because we've had lots of storms, the hills are a vivid green.  And I lucked into some fantastic clouds yesterday.
Two trees along Route 145
I had expected to take lots of picturesque ruin-type of photos, but that wasn't what I saw for the most part.
Sharon Springs, NY abandoned house
 Instead, saw a lot of lovely old buildings, in various states of being lovingly restored.
Sharon Springs, NY
Had a late lunch at the Black Cat Cafe -- mac and cheese made with local Beekman cheese and goat milk.  Tangy and delicious.  Topped with a machiato  coffee, shades of Italy!
Black Cat Cafe
Beautiful flowers in cafe window
On the way home, took photos of great barns.  Will post those tomorrow.  Nice trip!

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