Saturday, 27 March 2010
Washington County, New York
Lets cut to the chase "home of pie a la mode" is the big selling point here. I did not know what this was, (always learning though postcards) but it is apple pie and ice cream, two of my favourite things, although I probably prefer custard with apple pie. My grandmother was the queen of apple pies and no matter if she gave anyone her recipe it never turned out as perfect as hers. Professor Charles Watson Townsend was of a similar sentiment for the pie a la mode at the Hotel Cambridge, For the full story go here
This wonderful old building was constructed in 1885 and was a 'train hotel' as it originally provided rooms and dining for the travellers on the Delaware and Hudson Rail-road. I read it has recently undergone a refurbishment but thing that peeked my interest was the statement that green rocking chairs line the porch. Rocking chairs, porches and apple pie, you can't get more American than that, or have I spent too much time watching "The Waltons".
This hotel, as the name implies is located in the small town of Cambridge which my sender says is very rural, with many farms, trees, even a small lake and hiking trails. Sounds delightful, apparently it is a perfect place to explore the green mountains, the Berkshires and Saratoga Springs.
The photographer is Dennis Flaherty who has some wonderful photographs on his site.
Thank you Hannah for sending this card which travelled 3,191 miles (5,135K) and took 13 days