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Sunday
Sep302007

storm king

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we love storm king. 500 acres of beautifully (and so so simply) lanscaped land in the catskills dotted with amazing modern monumental sculpture. calder, serra, di suvero . . . and several more amazing artists have their work throughout the park. peaceful and striking all at once.

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this was our fourth visit to the park, which seems so paltry given the six years we've been in new york. but we loved it just as much as we always do. mim came along. no trip to storm king is complete without mim. and the beans, after hearing us rave for years, walked the grounds with us too. tom may rank among eve's top five favorite people in all the world, and he and his are at least in my top 20 so we were all happy and entertained.

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it was a day full of all the small details that make days fun. cricket catching, land envying, a groundhog, chip scaring eve to tears, sunshine, itchy arms from napping in the grass and a lot of smiles and laughter. a beautiful day, with beautiful grounds, beautiful sculpture and beautiful people all around.

if you ever have the chance, go. and wander on your way home. that drive through the hudson river valley continues to be one of the most beautiful drives we've ever taken.



and maybe you too should go to the delicious ess-a bagel (on 21st and 1st) before taking off. . . and don't ask for the bagels to be toasted like i did. the workers don't like that so much. besides, the bagels totally don't need it. they are perfectly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside all on their own. they may be the only bagel that is really worth eating. the egg and cheese bagel sandwich i ate was so good and kept me full for at least 7 hours. . . well, that and the half of eve's strawberry-cream cheese bagel. . . and a bite or two (or five) of ruthie's cinnamon raisin . . . it's tough to keep track.

Reader Comments (11)

"storm king" what a name!, it really looks so great,
i envy a good bagel shop...

September 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

ok, i just really saw the picture of chip jumping.... hilarious!

September 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

wait, i'm confused- who made this comment? jeanie?
-the real katie

September 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

katie, are you leaving comments for yourself? I told you I would, just be patient.
We loved storm king, and loved just relaxing under the sculptures, it was heavenly.

September 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAlysha

katie, are you leaving comments for yourself? I told you I would, just be patient.
We loved storm king, and loved just relaxing under the sculptures, it was heavenly.

September 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAlysha

katie, are you leaving comments for yourself? I told you I would, just be patient.
We loved storm king, and loved just relaxing under the sculptures, it was heavenly.

September 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAlysha

note to self, never hit the back button.
& from these pictures, you would never even know we were there with you.

September 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAlysha

mystery solved, it was jeanie (i should really have logged myself out of her computer- sorry jean!)



alysha (x 4) tom is represented there in the distance . . . the only close ups i had of the beans were not so great. . . i know you got some good ones of your family, so i can't wait to see your post about the day. and i'm fully expecting to see photos of you eating the bagel and hot dog.

September 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

I love all these great places you are going. It's saving me a lot of research, and I'm using your trips to generate our "places to go, things to see" list for next year - keep up the good work!



Hey, and stop by here next time you're passing!

September 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTania

I love your blog, Katie! And the pictures! Oh, the pictures are just wonderful! Yay for your sewing-photographically-talented mothering self! Yay indeed!

What an amazing place! That picture of Chip is great. How does he do that? He looks like he got so much air.

October 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterErin

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