Georges Bête and I had a wonderful and adventurous summer! We went on nature walks all over NYS, ate at interesting restaurants and swam a lot.
In the depths of nature.
Georges is very patient about me asking him to pose for pictures. He is also an artist, so he understands, completely.
We found a room for him in a tree stump.
This is NYS! I felt like we were in the forests of Endor!
We decided to "hike" from the northern end of Central Park, NYC to the southern end. Neither of us had ever done that before. In the North Woods, we found this rock carving! Georges wanted his picture taken next to this renegade, public art.
We saw many famous parts of the park that we'd known of through children's books and paintings, but had never visited. Here is the pond with remote controlled sail boats. Nearby is the sculpture of Hans Christian Anderson.
Beautiful and delicate public art that had obviously been repaired many times.
Then on another spontaneous trip, we stumbled upon an unusual restaurant. It was called The Toadstool Inn.
At our table.
Georges especially liked the place because they had the same bowl that he, himself was gifted by Laura Bortman this summer.
Off again, to Shaupeneak Ridge
Thank you, Summer 2017!