The Shawangunks

on saturday after thanksgiving, we woke up and decided to leave town.
at about noon, we booked a zipcar for 1pm. 
we had an hour to find somewhere to go. luckily, poppy was coming
along, which narrowed our destinations to dog friendly lodging.
about 45 minutes of searching in, we found bernetta's place, in
wallkill, ny, which is along the shawangunk ridge.
and 2 hours later we were there. cozy, super clean and warm, bernetta's was great.
we had dinner at a nearby german restaurant (for $26.. total), 
sat by a lovely fire and read the paper, went on a walk to the lake, 
had a lunch of ploughman's stew and did some antique shopping in new paltz, and
bought a christmas tree at a nearby apple orchard.
when we came home on sunday, there wasn't a spot of traffic.
all in all, a lovely, charming little jaunt.