Picture heavy post coming up! We had huge thunderstorms roll through in the middle of the night, but they stopped early in the morning, so we were still able to bike to breakfast to start the birthday festival. Stopped at the Chocolate Mill for breakfast.
This place sells chocolate (duh), but also does breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We decided to split the Orange Walnut French Toast:
Wow. Just wow. House made brioche with some sort of walnut paste in the middle. I cannot imagine eating the whole thing by myself! Glad we split it.
Glens Falls is doing an Adirondack chair art thing, similar to the Chicago cows and the Colorado horses. Here is one of the painted chairs around town:
I’ll show different chairs as the summer goes by. They are neat!
After a farmers market shop and biking home, we packed up a picnic lunch to head out to Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga. You probably have guessed that I love flowers, and roses happen to be my favorite. Luckily with the warm weather we have had, the roses were blooming well! Yaddo is an artist community, but only the gardens are open to the public.
I was just so happy here. I told John I wanted a pergola like this.
We packed a picnic lunch and sat in the shade. I brought along my BBQ chicken salad!
Then we looked at more of Yaddo:
Such a beautiful place and a wonderful birthday!
Dinner time was at GG Mama’s in Glens Falls. This place is a little eclectic and the menu changes weekly. There are a variety of cuisines all intertwined. I got the Dum Aloo, which is chickpeas and spinach in a tomato curry sauce, served with Puerto Rican rice and beans, with fried banana pieces on top:
Must recreate at home asap!
John had talapia with an olive, caper, garlic and tomato tapenade:
Dessert at home with family and the cupcakes with a cooked frosting poured on top:
It’s like a cupcake covered with a praline. Love! Sugar overload, though. I had more than one 😀
Lots of laughter:
Pixie wanting my present (above buddha in the box):
And a shot of my new PC notebook!
A wonderful day was had. Pictures do not do it justice 😀