Beacon, NY

Although I had been thrice to the Dia:Beacon, I had never spent time in the town itself. On this last trip, I decided to see what Beacon was like, and set aside some time to walk from the museum to Main Street. The walk from the museum was pleasant; the wide road was flanked with green hills, but while the town is not without charm, I would be pressed to say it was exactly charming.

We walked a few blocks down the street, checking for possible dinner restaurants. The highly recommended tapas place was unfortunately closed. And while there were a few promising ice cream parlors, we had decided on ice cream cake for dessert already, and passed.

This past weekend I celebrated another birthday with a Carvel ice cream cake. The concept was foreign to his fiancée, and her face lit up when dinner had been cleared and the cake brought out from the freezer; she had been waiting all day for dessert. His mother had bought trick candles, and after he and his neices blew out the candles, they would sputter and come back to life. She finally ran them under water to put them out. The cake was delicious.

Comments (2)

I was here last fall,the road lead to mountain was caped by autumn colors. It was one of my best trip out side New York. I miss the fall season now.

Posted by Dai Le on 23 Aug 2009, 1.34 AM

yeah. the fall in new york is great. i'm excited to be back for it. I can imagine that the beacon area must be really nice when the leaves change.

Posted by eugene on 23 Aug 2009, 7.49 PM

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