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April 28, 2014

LITTLE TREASURES IN DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY

©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014
Put the Hudson Valley region of Dutchess County, NY, on your wish list of places to see.  I will certainly plan for a second visit, if not more, to Clinton Corners and its neighboring town, Rhinebeck.  It's a laid back, Sunday drive in a vintage vehicle kind of place.  Each and every Sunday, that is.

Your first destination might begin with brunch at Clinton Cheese and Provisions.  Select a mug off the structure's support post, pour yourself some coffee, then enjoy the hospitality of a waitress who knows what she's doing.  It's that good!  After your belly is satisfied from some good home cookin', it's all about what ever tickles your fancy.  For my friend Anne Dee and me, that's poking around and treasure hunting in old antique garages; the gardener's hand fork was the perfect find for me.  After all, a garden gal can never have enough tools.  Make a reservation for Rhinebeck's fabulous dining hot spot, Market Street, then stroll this village's curious side streets.  Do you like books and music?  Oblong Books and Music is the place for you.  The book pictured, a gift from Anne Dee, is a visual collective of all that we both love, breathtaking gardens and landscapes.

My overnight stay at my friend's Wing Cottage was a gift within a gift, within another gift.  Do visit, explore and enjoy this region; and be sure to wave to the neighborly ponies, llamas, goats and sheep.


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