On Friday night I headed up to White Plains with my friend Erica to stay at her parents’ house. While I think her parents are great, and her mother made us a delicious dinner, the purpose of our trip was that we could leave from her parents’, rather than from the City, to make it up to the Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY.
We left right before 7am and the fog was out of control. You take pretty narrow and windy roads to get up there so it was a little creepy.
By the time we got up to Rhinebeck the weather was amazing. It was warm, but not too hot, and sunny. The leaves looked amazing.
The deal was that we had to work at our company’s booth from 8:30am to until 2:30pm with an hour break for lunch. I’ll break down all (and I mean ALL) the food we ate in my What I Ate Wednesday post this week, so here are some other pictorial highlights.
The very long line we had to wait on for lunch. It surprisingly only took about 15 minutes.
Our lamb cooking away.
This is a terrible picture, but there’s a lot of sheep shearing going on at the festival and then they sell these giant bags of fleece.
This was, obviously, the best goat at the festival. My friend was like how do you know it’s the best? And I asked if she saw any other goats wearing floral jackets? No? Then I think the answer is clear.
Sheep cuddling. I kept telling them I ate their cousins for lunch. I am a completely unashamed carnivore.
I love that 4-H has such a large presence. I was in 4-H (for horses) when I was a kid.
I never waited on a line to go to the bathroom, but I did wait on this line to wash my hands. WTF?
The absolute best apple crisp I’ve ever had.
It was a great day, but so exhausting. I wasn’t up any earlier than I normally am (6:30am), but standing on my feet all day, on concrete, and talking to people, just knocked me out. I got back to my apartment around 8pm and immediately headed out to dinner. And around 10pm I was like sorry, I’m tired, I need to go home. I think I was passed out by 10:30pm.