Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Cooperstown in the afternoon

We live close enough to Cooperstown that it's an easy trip for us. We go there frequently, especially during the warm months. So yesterday afternoon when we didn't have anything much planned, having lunch in Cooperstown seemed like a very good idea.

Thought I'd share some pix with you. I know the first is kind of fuzzy but I just love those hills beside the lake and it was the only way to show them without having a bunch of boats (and waving strangers!) in the foreground.

I've got to admit that The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper is one of my favorite books so it's no shocker that I'm a fan of Fenimore House.

The house is beautiful, the grounds are gorgeous and just walking through the rooms, halls and gardens where the man himself found inspiration gives me goose bumps.

Otsego Lake is another of our favorite spots. On a clear day it seems like you can nearly see from one end of the lake to the other. Of course you can't, no matter how clear the day is, but still...
We had a great time. Lunch was fabulous, then afterwards we strolled through the lakefront park. We stopped for ice cream on the way home and it was, definitely, a perfect spring day.
What about you? What have you been up to? I hope whatever you've been doing, it's been bringing you happiness in large measure.


Unknown said...

My husband wants to go there. The baseball museum is on his list of places to see. The lake is much bigger than I thought it would be. Now I'm interested!

Looks like you had fun!

Dru said...

Wow, I keep forgetting NYS has some lovely towns with scenic views. Thanks for sharing.

Taking a lovely stroll eating ice cream among the lake shore sounds inviting.

I'm taking advantage of our beautiful weather by walking during lunch and enjoying all the views that I see on those walks.

Have a good Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

Great photos! Thanks for showing these. The day sounds wonderful!


Melissa McClone said...

Lovely pictures. Sounds like a nice afternoon.

I'm trying to get my book written, but it's been a struggle! Not much else going on around here right now.

Anonymous said...

Good job with the photos! Love the lake and the old house. It sounds like the perfect day.

Aussie Jude

Marianne Arkins said...

Thanks for the pictures! Sounds like a lovely day.

Paper Hearts. A blog by author Lauren Delaney said...


I have been absent from your blog and your beautiful writing ( -from reading any blogs, in fact -) for some time, and I am so glad that I felt drawn to take a moment tonight to come and find you again.
This post and the previous two are so lovely. I especially wanted to comment on your island heart.
I can't tell you how much this post connected with me. If you're feeling called back to another place that you identify with so closely that it almost feels a part of you - although you might be hard pressed to explain how or why - you're not alone. :-) ( - and no worrying about whether it's normal. *bg*)
I not even sure whether or not you'll see this post, but I just wanted to write and let you know that you are not alone in your 'island mind and heart takeover' - and loving a certain beach, and a place and time, is not a lack, but a gift.
My heart is touched. A yearning love for a time and place lingers with me as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as you do. Such an unexpected gift.

Nicole McCaffrey said...

Beautiful pictures! I've not been to Cooperstown, it's a bit too far to be a day trip for me, but possibly a weekend one as the boys get older. Certainly looking at the pictures makes me want to go, LOL.

It does sound like you had a perfect spring day!