This weekend, we drove up to Troy (Albany) to see our friends E. Mc & Kris. It’s about a 4-hour drive, so not one we make all that often (maybe 2-3 times a year).
On the way, we finally hit Black Bear Winery, a “grape-free winery” so far out in the middle of nowhere and so very far off any of the NYC wine trails that I’m not sure how they survive… and only a 15-minute detour off our normal route to Troy.
We eventually, slightly tipsier and with three bottles of wine-like product in the trunk (tasty stuff!), ended up in Troy, where we found out we were going to see a comedian at the Troy Music Hall! We saw Jim Breuer, who… well, he wasn’t my style, but his opening act was awesome.
Oh mannnn. We were there for seven hours. We ate so much fair food (fried dough! my favorite~. Lobster rolls! (That was new). Maple Milkshake… Nom!). We bought Flannel! From Vermont! (of course). We saw cows and goats and sheep and … no chickens, though. There was a tiny historical village! There were ~~So Many People~~. There was ~so much music~. It was a bit of sensory overload…
…and I’m not really sure what happened after that. Well, the road ate Kris’ car, keeping with the current curse-of-the-visiting, there was a very good brunch the next day, and we went to a genuine mall, something I don’t do much in Ithaca, since we don’t really have one of those.
Also, we bought booze. This seems to be a theme.
I’m back, it’s Monday, and I have Trip Hangover. Can’t wait to do it again!
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