The Hudson Valley
My wife likes to buy stuff on Internet Auctions.
We live in Connecticut and there are lots of rich people here that love to move around, so the whole state is very prolific with regards to auctions.
There are also, a lot of State Sales so my wife has become an extraordinary bargain hunter.
We have gotten really good things for a fraction of the original price; sometimes hundreds of dollars in savings.
What she is not really good at is Geography…
You see, there was an auction online and she bought a piece of furniture that she though was in Monroe, Connecticut.
It turned out to be Monroe, NY.
The problem is that all auction sales are final. So, you either drive there or you lose the money. And believe me, most of these people don’t really want what they sold you.
This is the second time that she has done this. The last one was in Massachusetts!!
She thinks I get mad at her for doing this. I don’t.
I see it as an opportunity to spend more time with her and to explore new places and travel. We work really hard, and sometimes we only see each other briefly during the week.
In any case, we decided to do another day-trip to Monroe, NY to get our purchase. We planed the trip, so we would end at the auction place around noon and we will then find a place to have lunch.
The trip was very beautiful. I wish I wasn’t the one driving so I could have taken some pictures along the way.
It took us about two hours to get there and the lady that sold us the furniture was very nice. Nice, beautiful house in a gated community surrounded by a golf course. Rich people, I tell you!!
We then turned back and went looking for a place to eat. A quick search on our phones, gave us “Captain’s Table”
It had good reviews and it was really close to where we were. When we got there, it look as it was closed. I told my wife that the website said that it was open so we parked our car and got out.
As we approached the doors, you could smell the steaks and the fish and chips, so we knew we were on the way to food.
We sat down and the were two other occupied tables and some people at the bar. On the Patio, it looked like there was a birthday party or some other celebration.
I ordered beer (Sam Adams Seasonal) and my wife got a soda. I figure that because to the place was called “Captain’s Table”, seafood was the thing to order, so I ordered the Fish & Chips and a Fried Pickle appetizer. My wife decide on the Portobello Mushroom burger.
Our server was very nice and suggested we get the homemade chips with our food. That turned out to be a great choice.
For a restaurant with such a name, the menu included very little seafood. I had to remind myself that I was in the middle of New York state, no where near a large body of water.
The menu is more of an eclectic fare, perhaps trying to cater to a younger generation. The hipsters, I think!
All in all, the food was delicious and very satisfying. We left the place with some doggie bags and a very full stomach.
On our way back, we decided to go visit the outlets that were close by. When we got there, the weather started to turn and the temperature started to drop. Can you believe that there were snow flurries in the air?
We walked around and bought some roasted cashews and my wife got a set of lovely earrings.
It was too cold so we decided to head back. We had a two hour drive home.
By the end of it we stopped to get some coffee and pastries; ending our day-trip on a hi note.
All images taken on the iPhone and edited using Photolemur.