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Monday, September 27, 2010

road trip: Cooperstown may be the prettiest town in the world

I had been invited to the NY state vessels invitational exhibit held at the Cooperstown Art Association, about 2+ hours drive from Ithaca. It went very well, and was an honor to be asked. I sold stuff, and Saturday we returned to grab the leftovers. BONUS: they asked me to become a member, and come back and participate in their holiday show. HECK YEAH! The art association galleries are in this ancient stone building with columns.

We brought Penny and peanut butter sandwiches. It was like 72 and sunny, golden trees everywhere, and Cooperstown's waterfront and mountains are absolutely beautiful.

ANOTHER BONUS: driving home we wondered if we would find Butternuts Brewery. You hear me talk about cow beer or pig beer, because there are cows or pigs on the Butternuts Brewery cans. We tripped over the brewery and did a sudden pull off--I was so excited! I love cow beer and pig beer! So, the brewery is in this old barn in the middle of nowhere, run by CHUCK, seen here. There are no visitor centers or tastings or anything, just big tanks, a canning machine, Chuck, and a woman in the background enjoying a pint. There is all kinds of construction going on outside, who knows what Chuck here is planning? Like maybe that tasting bar and store we all might like to visit...We told Chuck we had looked long and hard to find him and that we love the beers, the cans, and the website.


Unknown said...

Oh I LOVE fun road trips. I was just telling Brian the other day that we needed a road trip to somewhere fun... just like Cooperstown! :)

P.S. I bet Chuck LOVES his job!

barbaradonovan said...

BWA HA HA HA! The pig beer website is hilarious.

jim said...

amigo, i might have to make that trip when i go visit home. it must be a beautiful place for someone in ithaca to say that because that's the way i felt about ithaca when i visited you.

Jay said...

I didn't know there were other cool things to do in Cooperstown other than the Baseball Hall of Fame. I would love to visit there sometime.

k.a. barnes said...

We went to Cooperstown for our anniversary a few years ago and it was such fun. We went to the farmer's museum and stayed at this little motel up the road that's right on the lake. They also had a special where you got 2 coffee mugs and a gift certificate at the Otesaga Inn complimentary with your stay. I would love to go back- especially this time of year.

Glennis said...

What a great trips. You and Maude look fabulous. And the beer - interesting. Hilarious website!! I love the svelte swimming pigs.

Nice 'stache on the brewer.

Unknown said...

Wow great the brewery, and the fact that you have found another venue to show your gorgeous wares and sell them. Great photos of you and Maude and Penny Perfect Pupper...Good Job!

Reverend Awesome said...

Congratulations on being asked to become a member! Heck yeah! And all in your ADIDAS!
This looks like a blast. You and Maude have such fun adventures.

Gallow said...

Was that a haunted Light House?

Jeannette StG said...

What a neat thing to be asked to become a member -congrats!!

gz said...

Cooperstown looks a nice place-hope the gallery goes well.
It's a good name for a town with a brewery too!

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