Hello everyone!

We realize that we have not posted anything new in a while, but we plan to post several new entries in the week ahead. in the meantime, this is a quick report about an enjoyable Saturday visit in mid-September to a familiar old place as well as to a place that we had not gone to ever before.

The new place to check out – The Newburgh Brewing Company, which is across the Hudson River from us in the city of Newburgh, NY, and located very near the Washington Headquarters national historic site, the grounds of which were a military fort commanded by General George Washington during the war of American independence.  The brewery is located in what appears to be an old manufactiring site, and is a reminder of Newburgh’s industrial past. The brewery has a large taproom with long tables, a bar area and various play objects. As soon as you walk in, the place gives off a cozy and welcoming vibe. I tried the Newburton IPA and it was really good tasting with a lot of body. And for lunch, I enjoyed one of my favorite bar foods, a bucket of mussels drenched in a yummy sauce made with a cream ale, garlic, onions, & fresh herb – in short, perfection! Jolie contented herself with a delicious grilled cheese sandwich made with bacon and goat cheese; and we each had a side of fries (seasoned with rosemary and garlic). A great lunch.

Washington Headquarters

sign for Newburgh Brewing Company Washington Headquarters


My NewBurton IPA Newburgh Cream Ale Mussels Tom in Brewery Jolie in BreweryRosemary & Garlic fries beer hall Artisanal Grilled Cheese  hello


While we were waiting for our lunch, we spotted a pile of board games; naturally, Jolie amused herself with a round of the board game Perfection.

Perfection 1 Perfection 2 Perfection 4Perfection 3

She seemed to enjoy that 😉 as well as the round of Donkey Kong Jr.

Jolie playing Donkey Kong Jr

After all, can anyone really resist the allure of a retro arcade game?

Here, also, is the panoramic view from the hill in Newburgh where both the Brewing Company and the historic site are located; you can see our hometown of Beacon and also Mount Beacon across the river.

view from Newburgh

There is no doubt that we will plan future visits to the Newburgh Brewing Company

leaving the brewery

Following this hearty lunch, we decided to return to a place that we enjoy visiting in the Fall months and that is a local pick your own farm, DuBois Farms in Highland, NY. The last time that we had been there, the farm had been flooded badly because of Hurricane Irene and it was a very muddy experience. But this time around, the sun was shining and the temperature was a wonderful 70 degrees Fahrenheit  (21 degrees celsius) – in short, a gift!

DuBois Farms sign

pears Jolie at the farm crowd at DuBois

pumpkin patch plums fruit mix

While we are there, we always treat ourselves to a doughnut, as these are freshly made and really enjoyable


Donut closeup Tom and his donut

It was nice, after we got home from this enjoyable afternoon across the river having some freshly picked fruit – some of our Fall favorites in fact – to munch on throughout the week.

fruit mix at home