We live here now! My partner and I arrived at our new apartment on May 31st. Initially, we were focused on setting the apartment up to at least be comfortable, looking for jobs for myself and going to a different grocery store each shopping trip, but we have been doing some exploration each weekend.
We did not make reservations, but there are 3 options if you do not. We ate at the Apple Pie Bakery Cafe, I had the Salmon Poke Bowl. It was good and the environment was casual and lovely. Next time though we really want to go to the Italian restaurant casual eating area. We were schooled by one of the students as to the best places to go on campus. The menu for that looked quite good. There is also a tavern for the American Bounty Restaurant. We will likely make our way through dining at all the casual and reservation required eateries at CIA eventually.
Beside the food, the campus and Hyde Park are beautiful. Before or after your meal at the CIA, you can check out the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. We only stopped at the visitors center and drove through the park, but I cannot wait to see more of it! I would LOVE if a job opened up there.
Yesterday we made our way to Poughkeepsie, NY where we ate lunch at Tavern 23 a totally hidden place that makes you think you might be trespassing on someone’s private property, but it really a cool neighbor bar and eatery. After lunch we made our way over to the Walkway Over the Hudson to enjoy the incredibly beautiful day. The walkway is an old train bridge that they converted into a space for pedestrians, kind of like the 606 in Chicago or the Highline in New York City.
There is a parking lot that is quite rocky on the Poughkeepsie side of the bridge and they are under construction to add cafes and seating areas on both sides. You can also follow a few trail options on the Highland, NY side. We will definitely be taking family and friends here.
What is Next?
While we need to work on making our spare bedroom less of a storage space, we want to try out new places every weekend. Some places we have on our list at the moment include:
- West Point
- Boscobel House and Gardens
- Hiking Mt Beacon, Bear Mountain and maybe everything on this list
- Sleepy Hollow, NY
- Historic sites like Washington’s Headquarters
We are adding to the list as people tell us things and we drive around going “WHAT IS THAT??!?!?” Exploring is my favorite thing to do. If you have recommendations please add them in the comments below!
Hope you have an amazing Father’s Day!