Friday, November 20, 2015



We had two great Fridays in a row out and about in our community.  Last week, Friday the 13th, we headed out through Glenville and Balston Spa.  The morning started out wonderfully warm but a bit breezy.  As the day went on it got a bit cooler, so it was nice we stayed close to home.  We started by heading out Route 50 and made our first stop at the Speckled Hen in Scotia.

The store was filled with a nice combination of Autumn and Christmas goods.  I am always thrilled when stores still have their Autumn goods out.
Next we made a stop at the new Krauses' Homemade Candy out post in Socha Plaza.
Although it is not a huge store, it had just enough of a selection to satisfy the sweet tooth.  Our next stop was at Fo'Castle Farms Country Store.
Then off for lunch.
Lunch was at a favorite spot, Villago on Balston Lake.
For lunch crispy truffled artichoke hearts, arancini and lasagna, perfect for a cool Fall day.
We drove along the lake and stopped at Lakeside Farms and Cider Mill.
And the gift shop.
Last (and that is a good thing, it was getting a little chilly) but not lease (still warmer than it should be) we stopped at Bowman's Orchards.
The fruits of our labor, a pair of chocolate turkeys and some home made Carmel popcorn from Krauses', French coffee cake from Lakeside and pumpkin pie from Bowman's.
And I also found these cute Autumn earrings at Bowman's, they are made in Mechanicville.
Today we headed to Schohaire and Middleburgh.
A look inside.
We headed to Middleburgh first.  We stopped at the
 The Conglomerate,  and a few other shops along Main Street, as well as taking in the beauty of this historic village.
Although the trees are bare, the sky is blue and it is in the low 50's today and all the businesses are still dressed for Fall.
After a lovely walk along Main Street, we back tracked to Schohaire and made a stop at The Hive.
But there is a lot to see in Schohaire too.
This pretty covered bridge is for pedestrians only.
A beautiful working farms all along the drive.
But we also stopped at the
Schohaire Colonial Heritage Association for the annual craft fair.
As we  headed home a quick stop to finish up some errands and then a late lunch at a diner close to home, then homeward bound.  And look at what I found to bring home.  Perfect for this cool Fall evening.

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