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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Garlic Festival

Saugerties_2002_03I know, I know .. I have been horribly slacking on keeping up-to-date with my posts since we got back from our trip. I'll try and do better going forward. :)

I still owe everyone an update on what we did on our trip. Not sure if I will ever get around to that. We had a really great time though and got to see lots of cool things. Kirsty and Laraine took us to some really neat old authentic English pubs and we did loads of sightseeing. Some of the places we went are: Chatsworth Manor House, York (York Minster & National Railway Museum), Nottingham, Warwick Castle and a scenic ride through the Peak District. We took tons of pictures and I promise I will get around to posting them soon. :)

Today we went to the Garlic Festival in Saugerties, NY (about 1 1/2 hrs. from where we live). It's a really neat festival surrounding everything garlic. They have been hosting the festival for 19 years on the last weekend in September. This year they had over 50 000 people show up over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday). It was busy but the area was really huge so it didn't feel so bad. We tasted lots of products made with garlic and had a really great time. You wouldn't imagine all the things you can make with garlic. :) Garlic bread, garlic chicken, garlic chili, garlic fritters, garlic hamburgers, garlic mashed potatoes, garlic mozzarella, garlic mushrooms, garlic onions, garlic pasta, garlic roasted pork on a spit, garlic pretzels garlic shrimp, garlic steak, garlic pickles, garlic popcorn and even garlic ice cream. :)

After the festival we stopped at the Gilded Otter Brewpub in New Paltz, NY. A really neat place with some yummy pear cider and margeritha pizza. I wish we had a cool brewpub like that close by. New Paltz seemed like a neat town with lots of shops and yummy looking restaurants. We also saw some signs for wineries so we will have to come back at some point to check those out. 

Mail Update: Since my last update letters have gone out to: Kirsty/UK, Lotte/Denmark, Charles/TN, Steff/ME and Jessica/DE. A letter is going out tomorrow to: Tizz/Denmark. Received letters from/owe replies to: Fiona/Scotland, Caroline/Scotland, Nicki/Australia, Sarah/Canada and Michelle/Canada.

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Does the pear cider taste good?

Posted by: Sarah | Oct 5, 2007 5:20:26 PM

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