We bought our tickets ahead of time so no returns, and boarded our train despite the rain. Cold Spring’s Holiday Candle Light tour was planned for this day along with Claudia’s “29th” natal day. It rained and rained and rained, it even poured, then it rained some more.  The candle lights were snuffed by the wet but, we duly registered at the town hall where we met and picked up a map and a ticket for the open house tour.

At the doors of each house we donned little blue paper booties because our feet were wet and we would not mess up the floors. The hospitality was warm and friendly and we were thankful to be dry. A quartet Christmas Caroling entertained us on the porch which brought a tear to my eye. Then we sallied forth back out into the rain. It rained as we went from house to house, it rained as we sat eating brunch, it continued to rain as we splashed up towards the holiday craft-fair at the church. There were not many people there at this holiday fair and can you guess why? Need I say it again? Haven’t your heard? I won’t even say that four letter word. The shops were full of gifts for the season and we saw no reason not buy a trinket or two since the waterworks outside were coming down in buckets, we thought well f–k it.

Despite this sodden tale of wet and woe we really had fun as we always do wherever we go, because that’s what friends are for and I really need say no more!

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8 thoughts on “Rain or Shine was the Event so, Off We Went

  1. Stunning and imposing skies on a stormy, somber afternoon captured to perfection in mood and angry beauty! Stately homes and quaint cottages welcome visitors and passers-by with huge red bows and wreaths of green and white. What a perfect getaway and how delightful to see it all again while dry and warm.

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  2. Sorry you had so much rain – but it made for some great photos. i like the reflections in the puddles. The bird flying across the lake, the mist – lots of atmosphere. Beautiful. Love the purple door.

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