Rhinebeck, NY

on saturday morning we rented a zipcar and drove up to rhinebeck with poppy.

our destination was the whistlewood farm bed & breakfast.
the blankets were pendleton, the antlers were real,
and there was a fireplace in our room.

when we arrived, our hostess lou was baking an apple pie.

we went and explored the farm, and poppy met her first donkey.

but she spent most of her time with jake the bernese mountain dog.

we visited the vanderbilt mansion at hyde park.

and had a bonfire after a delicious dinner at terrapin.

in the morning we had a sunny breakfast.

and then slowly drove back to the city.