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Upstate NY Research Trip Day 7

Today was another travel day. We left Syracuse this morning and drove down to Tarrytown.


The drive was absolutely gorgeous. Rivers winding through wooded hills, already green with leaves. Steep rockfaces on either side of the road, their strata angled in easily distinguishable layers. I wish I could show you pictures, but it was rainy and the pictures through the car windows didn't really turn out.


Tarrytown is barely ten miles away from New York City, and I was struck by the fact that it's still so nature-ful this close to such a big city. You won't find that in Chicago!


It's such an enchanting place. I'd move here in a second just for the views.


We arrived a little too early to check into the hotel, so we stopped by a local bookstore. They didn't have the local history reference books I wanted, but we did get a nice book on raised bed gardening.


Next we went to a vintage shop. It was absolutely outrageously priced. You want quality and affordable vintage goods? You come visit us in Wisconsin, don't mess around with this nonsense.


After checking into our hotel, we went and got dinner from a local Japanese place. I haven't had Asian take-out in so long because it's hard to find IBS-friendly places, so I was over the moon. Nikko Hibachi is delicious!


I didn't really take any pictures today that turned out. BUT! I forgot to include this video from the sad penguin at the Syracuse zoo yesterday, so here he is.

All of the birds at the zoo were in quarantine because bird flu is going around. This bird is totally capturing how we've all been feeling trapped inside because of COVID, poor guy.


Tomorrow we're going to Sleepy Hollow.

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    D. Lieber has a wanderlust that would make a butterfly envious. When she isn’t planning her next physical adventure, she’s recklessly jumping from one fictional world to another. Her love of reading led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.

    Beyond her skeptic and slightly pessimistic mind, Lieber wants to believe. She has been many places—from Canada to England, France to Italy, Germany to Russia—believing that a better world comes from putting a face on “other.” She is a romantic idealist at heart, always fighting to keep her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds.

    Lieber lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John) and cats (Yin and Nox).

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