New York beach holiday
|Glimmerglass: real name Lake Otsego|
I have a cup of coffee beside me and I'm writing this blog from a beach in New York. I'd quite like to start every day like this please. Seventy-six trombones led the big parade. We were singing that tune in our heads when we awoke on Otsego Lake this morning. That's because we saw The Music Man last night. Not in New York City but here in the heart of the countryside at the Glimmerglass Festival. I'm writing this from the Bayside Inn where we have....wait for it... wifi on the beach. You can't say fairer than that really can you?
|I like to go to the opera from the beach.|
Elephant sculptures at Glimmerglass
Opera on farmland has its advantages - we get to explore central New York State - the perfect location for a road trip. Saratoga and Sharon Springs are two of our favourite places on our seven hour drive from Montreal (includes lunch and border stop.) Once here there are things you do not associate with opera such as baseball mania in the lovely Cooperstown as well as kayaking and lake swimming at Three Mile Point, Fairy Spring and Glimmerglass State Park. I turned up for one opera with wet hair but no-one seems to mind.
Yes we like your elephants
On summer nights here the grounds of the opera theatre are perfect for a picnic. You can buy a drink at the bar and pick yourself a spot. This year elephants can be found on the grass - made from vines by artist Elizabeth Schoonmaker who came up to us as we posed for photographs by them and said, do you like my elephants? We promised her we did.
|Wine at Glimmerglass with theatre in background|
|Margarita on Lake Otsego boat tour: why not?|
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