Tag: Rainy Day

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!

Argentina Day 8: Rain, rain go away

Another day of rain for us, but that’s ok because we deliberately placed scenic Bariloche in the middle of our three-stop adventure, a time to slow down and relax.

The window clings I bought as an airplane activity double as rainy day fun as well

Dry erase markers and window clings plus an oversized window created a giant canvas for practicing the alphabet.

The rain let up some, so we set out for a walk through Cerro Leones, ancient volcanic caves complete with 8000 year old drawings from civilizations long ago lost.

Unfortunately when we got there, we didn’t realize they offer only guided tours, and they leave at 11am and 3pm. It was 3:40. Sandra, the hostess, was very helpful. She offered to schedule us for tomorrow and even volunteered a hiking carrier for #1Toddler should we want to use it. We decided to take her info and decide later on if we’ll try again.

Strawberry and banana ice cream at Chocolatería Rama

Not to be defeated, we left Cerro Leones and found a delicious Chocolatería & Heladería close to a park with a playground. Some people are easy to please.

Parque Eziquiel

After the park and ice cream, we of course needed to eat more. We decided upon Punta Panorámico which was recommended by our AirBnB host Otto.

Tostada de jamón y queso (grilled ham and cheese)
Trout with parmesan panko crust and herb cream potatoes
Chocolate Chico (small hot chocolate)

Of course Punto Panorámico had amazing views, even in the wet weather.

We’re settling in early for a movie night with all three of us in one bed. “Cars” in Spanish is the plan. Tomorrow calls for sunshine and more beautiful walks.

-Steph