... you see signs indicating "Cow Xing"
... you see a literal fork in the road at the figurative fork in the road
... you eat delicious gourmet meals
... you are surrounded by American history
... you feel romantic
... you start to think you could successfully move out of the city and become a dairy farmer
... the Hudson River looks clean
Below please find a few more photos of the area I took that are too charming to leave out of this journal! If this area of New York State sounds wonderful to you, I suggest you read COUNTRY MATTERS by Michael Korda. It is a funny and colorful nonfiction account of moving from the city to Pleasant Valley into an old farmhouse and turning local.