Our first stop was the Frederick W. Vanderbilt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York. Watching the sunset and seeing the views, we felt far away from New York City, where we spend most of our time.
Living on Green Street
Dan actually lives on Green St. in Port Ewen, New York! That's dedication to the job. Here are all of TDG editors: Brian Howard, Gloria Dawson and Dan Shapley.
We went hiking in the Esopus Meadows Preserve's scenic trails just minutes away from Dan's house in Port Ewen.
Dan's dog — and TDG mascot — Mookie fetches a very large "stick" on our hike.
A parasitic plant spotted on our hike. We made sure Mookie didn't trample these.
We know all the tips for visiting the farmers' market...but we somehow all forgot our canvas bags! See, it happens to the best of us.
We bought fresh currants from the Kingston farmers' market. TDG editor Brian gives them the thumbs-up.
"Art Isn't Nice" became the catchphrase of the weekend.
We tasted local wine at Benmarl Winery, in Marlboro. TDG editor Dan gives his glass the once-over.
We had a local-food picnic at the vineyard's gorgeous estate. The spectacular view is also displayed on its wine bottles.
Mojitos made with mint from Dan's garden. Try our organic cocktail recipes.
We finished the weekend at Storm King Art Center, a beautiful sculpture garden located on 500 acres of land in Mountainville.
Ode to Goldsworthy
We're big fan's of Andy Goldsworth, so his Storm King Wall was a favorite of ours.
Doing the Wave
Storm King Wavefield, a new project by Maya Lin.