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Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Medley--A Weekend Away

We went away for the weekend and believe or not, I left Midnight, my laptop, home! Nice to be unplugged. My husband and I drove east then north to Saratoga Springs, NY to visit Raethan, our bride-to-be daughter and her fiance. And the future in-laws. The weather was beautiful, the wedding was discussed (sort of like developing a battle plan!) and we enjoyed dining at two different Irish pubs. A delightful, relaxing weekend in a very lovely town. I only have two photos to show, as I got caught up in socializing.

Just outside of Saratoga Springs, my husband spotted this: (click on photos for a better look).

The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room
A quick U-turn brought us back to this small, but homey little place. Some wine was tasted and purchased, and we were back on the road.  Saratoga Springs has a big horse-racing season, hence the horse on the sign!

Sculptures outside our hotel
As you can see in the above photo, horses tend to dominate outdoor decorating in Saratoga.

We will be going back to Saratoga Springs in May, so I will take more pictures to show off this really delightful area in the Adirondack Mountains.

Plans for this week are based around gardening. I have a special project to tell you about later in the week. And planning for the upcoming Sabbat, Beltane, is underway. Busy, but happy.

Have a wonderful week!

9 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

Wedding plans are like battle plans. Get it right and the day is delight. We sorta winged it and ooooops catastrophe de jour was the theme of the day.
Sounds like a great weekend. Have fun in the garden, The Olde Bagg

Aine said...

I'm glad you got away and were unplugged!!! It's nice to do that once in a while. Can't wait to hear about your project!

goddessandmagick said...

congratulations on the future wedding! Wine and fun trip sounds good!!

mxtodis123 said...

Sounds like a great weekend. The Adirondacks are beautiful. Used to go camping there when I was young.
Mary

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Good that You didn´t bring the computer with You! I think we all should do that every now and again!

There are lots of horses where I live too, there´s actually more horses per person in this county than anywhere else in this country. So that´s perhaps the reason I know about Saratoga and their horses?

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Sounds great! I am glad that you had a fun weekend -we all need that once in a while! ;-)

Magic Love Crow said...

Hi Robin ;o) It sounds like you had a great weekend! I love the pictures! Especially the horse drinking his wine ;o) I can't wait to hear about your special project ;o) Take Care ;o)

Mina said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. And when isn't wine included in fun? Enjoy your garden time!

SharleneT said...

What a great trip. Would have loved to have been in the back seat -- but, maybe, some other time. It's very liberating to be away from the old computer; eh, wot! Come visit when you can.