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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Tiring, Relaxing Weekend

Wow this past weekend was busy.  I did so much driving, running around, entertaining, EATING that yesterday morning I couldn't even bring myself to get dressed so I worked from home.  It's nice to have a job where I can do that sometimes and use the time to recoup; in fact, I'm jealous of the people who get to work from their beds in pajamas every day.  Maybe I'm in the wrong profession.

For the weekend, my boyfriend and I went to the Buttermilk Falls Inn in Milton, NY - about an hour and a half from the city, it felt like we were worlds away.  Our stay was wonderful, even after we had to wait an hour for our room to be ready when I was dying to shower and take a nap.  It was funny because during lunch I was saying that we should just try and check in at 2:45, because what are the odds the room wouldn't be ready yet?  If check out is at 11:00 and the room isn't ready 15 minutes before 3 then you're really just not on top of your shit.  And of course - the room wasn't ready, and wasn't until 3:45.  Oh well.

Naturally I left my camera sitting on my bed at home so only had iPhone to take pictures with.  It's too bad because there were some really cool things there: a farm with llamas, alpacas, donkeys, and sheep; an albino peacock which the front desk guy said was one of only around 300 in the world (although he might have just been trying to impress us); a ton of chickens and roosters and fresh eggs, etc.  We spent a while just watching the animals live their lives.  Rudy thought he caught a glimpse of a chicken laying an egg but it turned out he was just staring at some chicken's particularly swollen butthole for ten minutes.

We had a great lunch at the Inn's restaurant, Henry's at the Farm, and some good pre-dinner drinks the next night.  Breakfast was incredible - super fresh smoked salmon, freshly made bagels and sticky buns, fresh juices, lots of fruit, and the options to order special plates (the carrot cake pancakes with cream cheese whipped were calling my name but alas, I filled up on bagels and smoked salmon and cream cheese before I saw those options).  It was really just a very nice place all around, a great spot to get away for a little while and hang out with tons to do nearby.  There were lots of trails on and around the grounds, as well as nearby.  The Walkway Across the Hudson was a few minutes away, letting you walk all the way across the river to Poughkeepsie.

parking and heading to the restaurant for lunch

llamas! and alpacas!  I couldn't tell the difference honestly

a llama or maybe an alpaca who liked to stick his head out the window and chew while staring at us

our room was really cute

and it had a really nice soaking tub that we didn't get a chance to try

heading out towards Lover's Leap on the grounds

nice spot to sit and look across the Hudson

weird ass painting on a barn

an albino peacock!!

really good bread from Brasserie 292 in Poughkeepsie

on the Walkway

shirt: j. crew crepe tee || jacket: laveer boxy suede and leather trim jacket || jeans: j brand coated || shoes: bcbgeneration tinas pumps || bag: balenciaga black RH city

It was just nice to get away for a weekend and do some different things.  Taking the GRE took so much out of us, it was great to be able to relax and not have to worry about the responsibilities that come with being at home and having things to do although I find being away just makes everything compound when you come back.  Easter itself went fine, somewhat better than expected, and his family didn't really make any issues although they did spend the whole time discussing a cruise they are all going on in September that my boyfriend wants me to go on even though I hate cruises and get brutally seasick on them, so that sucked.  We'll see how this one plays out.

How was everyone else's weekend?

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