SFPC: Day 55 - Minnewaska and Guitar

Today, sweetheart and I made breakfast, went to Minneswaska Falls, and I bought a guitar. Later, we made dinner and had a little party with our Airbnb hosts.

Minnewaska waterfall


Lake Minnewaska

Minnewaska waterfall

We came upstate to go on a hike, that was our intended goal when we’d planned the trip last week. Lake Minnewaska wasn’t much of a hike at all, but maaaan was it pretty. I could’ve sat by that waterfall all day, and then some.

Bought a Guitar

After Minnewaska, we passed back through the small college town of New Paltz. We stopped at the 1st guitar store we saw, which was actually kind of a counter or booth inside an expansive coffeeshop.

I bought the second guitar I played, an Epiphone Masterbilt. Pretty solid little acoustic guitar - nice, clear sound, low action, good sustain. Not a bad price either. I paid half of what I was ready to spend.


Afterwards we stopped at a grocery store and wine shop to grab dinner provisions.

Japanese Food

In our cozy cottage kitchen, she made Katsudon for dinner. It was delicious.

Didi and the Gang

Our host Didi, was kind enough to invite us over to her home, where she was having a little party with friends and family. We drank sake and Beaujolais Nouveau 2016, and traded stories. At a certain point her current husband, Jim and ex-husband, Lars, picked up guitars. I ran and grabbed mine and we had a little hootenanny.

This is the best picture we have of the revelry that took place.

Didi's house

Didi was so nice. She even gave us a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 to take home. Hope to see her again.

For Lunch:

We had a picnic at Minnewaska complete with mashed potatoes, tomatoes, and garlic, dry ciders, chocolate crackers(Ecoliets, I think they’re called?)

For Dinner:

Katsudon. Yum yum yummmmmmm.

Written on December 4, 2016