For the last few years, Matt and I try to plan a (big or small) trip for my birthday. 3 years ago, for the big 30, we spent a week in San Francisco but the last 2 years, we just like to get out of the city for a long weekend at the end of May. This year we booked a cute little “clamping” spot on Airbnb. We love rustic camping and sleeping on the ground and all that… but there’s something about having a BED to sleep in at night that makes the experience much more relaxing. So this spot was perfect for a little fancy camping weekend. Our hosts had 3 camping spots on their land – which is a working farm. We had enough privacy without having to trek up any extremely long trails to get to our camp site (we’ve had some less than enjoyable experiences in the past).
The weekends, our hosts serve breakfast by the farm store and we were lucky to have 2 sunny mornings to enjoy breakfast outside. The first morning, we were the only guests so one of our hosts, Nancy went all out with some vegetarian huevos rancheros, coffee, orange juice and some scones for the road. I like looking at the photos I took of that meal because it brings back good memories! On our first morning, we headed to the Catskills Animal Sanctuary. We had been back in 2013 and had such a good time we wanted to visit again. Afterward, we went yard sale shopping (my favorite!) and I picked up some really cool things like a 1955 Lord Camera – that actually still works!
We headed into the town of Woodstock to have some lunch at the Garden Café, a little vegan restaurant with a cute patio that we enjoyed the last time. We walked around the Saturday market and checked out a few shops in town. Later in the afternoon, we brought home corn on the cob – which we cooked on the fire – and fresh bread for dinner. We slept to the sound of frogs in the nearby pond (and a 5 am wake up call from our camp neighbours who clearly couldn’t find their dog…) and the next morning we headed off on the road after a delicious breakfast of quiche and muffins from our awesome hosts.