Every spring, GC and two of our favorite couple friends head out of town to upstate New York for a little vacay. Someone once dirtily named the annual weekend Wife Swap, even though only one couple is married and there is definitely no funny business of any kind. In fact, all we do is sit around, eat, drink and laugh our heads off. I look forward to it all year long.
This year, our friend J. discovered a place way up near Cooperstown called Covert’s Moose Lodge. The proprietors are a lovely couple, who basically built a second home on their property to cater to families playing baseball in nearby Cooperstown and for hunters looking for a home base. For six city dwellers it might as well have been outer space. I’ll let the pictures do the explaining. We came to love it.
Here is the outside of the lodge, which unfortunately came out a little blurry in the twilight:
As you get closer, you realize you’re not in Astoria/Brooklyn anymore:
Inside, the reason why it’s called the Moose Lodge is immediately made clear:
I made GC do his best deer face. I think he nailed it.
There was also a wolf pelt, which is pretty badass:
After exploring the property Friday night (and getting used to the taxidermy), Saturday morning we were off to the Ommegang Brewery. All of us are pretty big craft beer fans and Cooperstown and its surrounding areas have a number of great breweries to explore.
We took a quick tour of the facilities, which was only $3 and included a tasting of six beers:
And it made my one friend sassier than normal. See if you can spot him.
The following day, we visited the Baseball Hall of Fame (more on this next week) and then walked around downtown Cooperstown:
We found ourselves in a really cute waterfront park, where it wasn’t too hot and not too cold and we could all just sit enjoy. Here are all my friends! Aren’t they cute? I’m really patting myself on the back for the artistic-ness of this shot
Then my friend Kaitlin took the camera and captured some nice shots of GC and I. For some reason, we almost never take pictures together so I’m always happy to have a few new ones in our tiny arsenal. I really like the third one:
After the park, we went back to the Moose Lodge where I was able to steal away for a few minutes to take a really good look around. Coming from the city, this was so relaxing to look at:
We will be back! It really was an awesome place to spend a weekend with friends – happy to pass along the contact information for anyone who may want to head up there, too. Next week, I’ll also share some cool shots from the Hall of Fame, because it really was a neat place for anyone who enjoys baseball…even if you’re not a super fan.