A few weeks ago, after spending a Saturday packing up my life in boxes, I felt claustrophobic and had one of those "I just need to get out of the city" moments. I called up my friend Jon who is always up for an adventure outside Manhattan. Helps that he comes equipped with what one would define as mid-life crisis convertible. A little past the quarter-life, he's just a guy who loves cars and we were both just looking for a change of scenery and a ride in his fast car. Cue Tracy Chapman.
Dressed to hike, we were up for anything. Just needed some fresh air and the open road.
We stopped in one of my favorite towns north of Manhattan. It's the perfect destination for a day date, a charming town on the water, with antique shops, restaurants, great hikes and it's easily accessible by Metro North trains. Jon and I sat outside for brunch in Cold Spring, enjoying some farm fresh eggs and bacon. We decided to head to DIA Beacon, just up the road a bit. I've always heard about this museum but have only hiked in Beacon. So today was the day to check out DIA, a former Nabisco printing factory that now features a collection of art from the 1960's and on. It's steps from the train, perched right on the Hudson River.
Some of the exhibitions were very minimalist. We joked that we wanted our money back after there was a wall of several white canvases.
But the space is pretty impressive and Richard Serra's installation was massive and fun to walk thru.
The cherry blossoms were in full effect making our walk around the property an enjoyable one.
Stay bitten ;)