The Hop in Beacon

Diana and Cathy Hanging at The Hop
is one of the places

that sold us on the Hudson Valley was the bar, beer store, and restaurant called The Hop in Beacon. Say hello to Diana and close friend Cathy who joined us with Conrad who farms hops in Cooperstown NY, for a great lunch.  Conrad was buried in The Hop’s fabulous menu.

We loved The Hop in it’s original small rendition, and are even more excited about the new expand restaurant, with more seats and still all the charm. Continue reading The Hop in Beacon


A Very Warm Welcome

Breakneck Ridge Review

At the Cold Spring Farmers Market Benefit Dinner

i had a very warm welcome to the people of the wonderful Hudson Valley community.

The great tunes of the local Breakneck Ridge Revue filled the room of cordial citizens and supporters of our fabulous Cold Spring Farmer’s Market.

Delicious victuals and libations were served by many local providers. I met a lot of wonderful folks.   Thank You! Continue reading A Very Warm Welcome


Well It’s About Time

Bear Mountain Bridge It seems like just yesterday

when we crossed this bridge into a brand new life. It was early fall, the very beginning of our discovery of the Hudson Valley. We had no idea all the wonderful pleasures that were coming our way.

It has been seven months now, two months in our new home in Garrison, and in that time I have not written much. So it is about time I get down to work.