hhmmm what to do this weekend :: Hudson, NY

Hudson NY in the rain

Most of our friends and neighbors go skiing each weekend in the wintertime. My husband doesn't ski so we took a break from all that and went to Hudson, NY. We have a friend who has a store there and I have been wanting to go visit him for years now. Of course, as we drove into town I looked at my husband and asked if he brought Kevin's number with him (because I didn't...) so there we were in town, without his number. We also happened to choose that weekend when at least it wasn't freezing... but is was raining like crazy! It rained the ENTIRE weekend - non-stop.

The Thunderbird room at the Union Street Guest House

We booked a place at a B&B called the Union Street Guest House which was terrific! I am not a 'big' fan of B&B's as they ten to the cutes-y or the traditional - but not here! Super comfortable room, fantastic teas and beautiful bathrooms! We stayed in The Thunderbird Suite - I will completely recommend it! Two bedrooms so the kids had their own room (and their own bathroom!).

Hudson is pretty much composed of one street - Warren Street - where all of the mid-century shops are (well many are just plain old fantastic Antique shops as well!), and also a good list of just plain great shops! With the rain and all we are going to have to make another trip as we only made it half way down the street! (that took ALL day!) I wanted to stay another day but it was asking a lot out of the kids - who were champs through all of our junk-hunting but it's not their favorite thing to do. I like to give them a mission of their own and then it's not so bad - Franny looked for heart-shaped things and Sander was in search of ANY toys he could find.

my favorite shop!

Our favorite shop - hands down... Reagan and Smith in the 600 block on Warren Street - tell him we sent you! ha! We left town with a car load of great finds... new umbrellas and full stomachs from all of the great food! (more on that to come...).

We have good karma when it comes to travel, which always leads us to think... "hey, should be move here?" and that we did think about in Hudson, it's a wonderful town and a great town for a day-trip. We had no idea of where we were going to go besides calling Kevin (but didn't have his number!). I don't know how but I was set on this restaurant that I saw on the map called DA/BA - we went early (due to the kids and no reservations) and were seated right away, but it took NO TIME to fill up into a bustling restaurant. We were handed the menu and there was Aquavit on the menu... and I thought.. .hey you don't see that often, that's nice! Well come to find out it's a Swedish restaurant! YAHOO! We had a completely delicious dinner (kids had meatballs!) and half way through, guess who sat down at the next table... KEVIN! Whaaaa?! yes he did.

Hudson was complete and we had a great time... Thank you HUDSON and DA/BA (we ate there again the next night... THAT good!). Breakfast at Bonfiglio & Bread and you are SET!