Clinton Corners Day 2: Rain Rain Go Away

With the reminents of Tropical Storm Ida headed to the northeast, we knew today would be all rain all day. We made plans to eat lunch and explore some shops in Rhinebeck, NY, just a 23 minute drive from Clinton Corners.

Apparently Wednesday in Rhinebeck is the Monday of Richmond in terms of when restaurants take a day off and close. We tried three spots before settling on Village Pizza.

Classic pepperoni by the slice at Village Pizza
Vanilla in a cup and pistachio in a cake cone

After lunch, we stopped by the Land of Oz Toy Store where everyone, including Mama, picked out one toy. Ollie chose a windmill, Evie a blue race car, Amir a puzzle and me – a greenhouse terrarium kit that I aspire to one day have enough wine and solo time to ever put together.

Rolife Cathy’s Flower House Kit

Back at The Willows after lunch, we found some short-lived quiet time. Amir settled in on the side porch, cracking the windows slightly to hear the rain, and catching up on Reddit. I explored the house, looking both for the book on the history of the house as well as hoping to find some photographic vignettes.

Enjoying the sounds of nature on the side porch

Second floor sitting room would also lend itself to a book and relaxing

Tomorrow we’re headed to Legoland NY. In summer 2019, we made a pilgrimage to the original Legoland in Denmark while there for Jeff & Najia’s wedding. This Spring, they opened a new park in Goshen, NY, which is new since we’ve last been up this way.

Original light fixtures and vintage wallpaper
Entryway and view into the living room

Since no one seemed to want to nap this afternoon, we busted out the new purchases from Land of Oz. The rocket ship puzzle would have been a snap if someone unnamed wasn’t stealing and dropping pieces.

Puzzle on the patio

Looks like I’m not getting a nap today. Someone remind me to pack our overnight bags for Legoland hotel tomorrow!

One thought on “Clinton Corners Day 2: Rain Rain Go Away”

  1. Perfect relaxing day…. love being indoors listening to the rain.

    Legoland plus hotel tomorrow …. what’s not to love ? Have FUN !


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