The above is a rather cool-looking building in Sugar Loaf, NY, where we spent part of a long weekend of traveling and visiting two of our three children. The trip took us from Ohio to Claryville, NY, then to Butler, NJ, with part of a day in Chester, NY, and Sugar Loaf, shopping near Paramus and finally back to Butler and, on Sunday, home. Rainy on Saturday (buckets in the evening) but a gorgeous, sunny drive back on Sunday, with lots of beautiful landscapes along the way.
Some recommended locations: Thatcher McGhee's, a nice Irish pub/restaurant, where bagpipers strolled and played as we dined on Saturday night, and Exposures, a fine photo studio featuring the work of Nick Zungoli (example below), and Frost Valley YMCA, a splendid, out-of-the-way camp with very nice accommodations.
Of course, all this traveling has put me in a Wednesday-Sunday cone of silence for everything except last night's "Amazing Race" and "Mad Men" and Thursday's "Community" so far. Not sure when I will catch up, but I will.