Friday, July 12, 2013

Day 4: Rest

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Location: Sullivan County, N.Y.

I designed this trip to have one full day of rest, and boy were we glad to be able to sleep in and relax a bit. After Monday's Stage 3 in Delaware County, we drove south to my family's home in Callicoon.

Then on Tuesday, we drove out to Bethel and visited the Museum at Bethel Woods, which tells the story of how music, politics, and culture of the 1960s culminated in the Woodstock music festival in 1969. (Yes, Woodstock took place in Bethel, not Woodstock. Those of us with ties to Sullivan County are pretty proud of that, thankyouverymuch.) The museum is quite simply a delight. I'd been there two years ago with my flower child mom and I was eager to show it to Erin, who also loved it. Right now, the museum has a temporary exhibit called "On Assignment: Woodstock," which showcases photos by Rolling Stone's Baron Wolman. It's really worth seeing.

Anyway, after enjoying our museum and cold-brewed iced coffee day, we chowed down on Italian food at the newly expanded Peppino's in Callicoon, tasted a new brew at the Callicoon Brewing Company, and made final preps for Stage 4, a trek to the secluded Neversink River...

Baron Wolman's photos from Woodstock.

The Woodstock Memorial.
Erin posing by the groovy Woodstock bus at Bethel Woods.

Callicoon Brewing Company inside the old firehouse.

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