Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cooperstown w/o baseball? Who does that?

We do. The HH* and I took a few days away on Otsego Lake, near Cooperstown, NY, and never set foot in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The weather was perfect and the lake was lovely. This photo is from Lakefront Park , a couple of blocks off the main street in Cooperstown.

The surrounding upstate New York countryside looked lush, the quiet country roads providing views of rolling wooded hills and farmland, much still in use. One field was full of ripening sunflowers, an amazing sight. I thought about trying to take a picture but the blossoms were all facing away from the road!

We tried some good area restaurants. I liked my everything-but-the-kitchen-sink salmon dish at Alex & Ika . Normally, I prefer simpler dishes, but this was very nice.

We checked out the Fenimore Art Museum which also had lovely grounds bordering the lake. I liked the American and folk art collections. This painting was one that made me smile, but then, old as I am, I've never outgrown that I-wish-I-had-a-pony stage.

As a teacher, this painting also caught my eye. I wanted to know more about it. You can read the museum's notes here.

On our last night, we saw The Marriage of Figaro at Glimmerglass Opera.

Pretty town. Pretty countryside. Lots to do. Didn't mind skipping the baseball stuff this time around.

*HH = Handsome Husband