The Red Chair Travels has become a traveling professional! Of course since Red had never been to NYC before it was a crash course in learning the ropes. Thanks to Innkeeper Vinessa from the Ivy Terrace, Red knows how to ride the subway like a real New Yorker, find its way around the City and how to hail a taxi cab (it is really an art form to do so). After spending a few days in New York City the Red Chair feels as if it can take on anything and with that confidence Red hopped onto a New Jersey Transit Train heading to the next stop on the journey. The Red Chair will never be the same after its stay in New York City but then again we don't think New York City will ever be the same either!
The Red Chair got to visit the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, where Red learned all about zinc mining. It was really interesting but it also provided a great break from the 90 degree heat, the 56 degrees in the mine felt wonderful! As Red was leaving it noticed a bunch of classic cars in the parking lot, turns out the owners of the classic cars were taking a tour of the mines as well!
The next stop was the Franklin Mineral Museum where Red was in for a treat. This museum displays several types of phosphorescent minerals that are found in Sussex County (the biggest variety in any county in the United States). Red was not terribly impressed with the rocks on display until the black light came on. What an amazing surprise! Thank you Wooden Duck Bed & Breakfast for showing the Red Chair some truly unique experiences!
As soon as the Red Chair was in the hands of the Innkeepers of the Settler's Inn it was ready to get to work. First stop was downtown Hawley, PA where Red was introduced to a lovely paint can. This is of course no ordinary paint can but a Benjamin Moore paint can, which will also be making stops across the county, repainting small towns!
The town of Hawley was chosen among 20 other towns to be repainted by Benjamin Moore in the Main Street Matters contest. Congrats Hawley we are very excited for you!! And maybe we will see the paint can again along our travels... it did seem like they hit it off quite nicely...
The Red Chair's Big Acting Break!
We all know the Red Chair is a celebrity among the travel world but for a while now the Red Chair has also wanted to become a break out star on stage!
Well while visiting the Innkeepers of the Inn at Lake Joseph the Red Chair got that opportunity!
Innkeepers Rue and Ivan Weinger decided to show Red the Forestburgh Playhouse, which happened to be looking for the right chair to play a coveted role in the current production, "Nine to Five".
As you can see the Red Chair was a perfect match for the role! He took his part very seriously. If you’re familiar with the play, the evil boss, Mr Hart, spends some time tied up to—you guessed it!—a chair!
The Red Chair was so thrilled to be a part of the play but of course after two days it was time to move on to the next stop on the journey! In the future the Red Chair hopes for more opportunities to be in the spot light!
The Red Chair thought it was time to try something it has never done before, and felt today was the day that the Red Chair was going to raft down the Delaware River!
The Red Chair has been so captivated by the scenery it kept encountering everywhere it looked! Of course the area was to be spectacular since the ECCE Bed and Breakfast is perched upon a bluff overlooking the Upper Delaware River but it just seemed to get better and better! Watching wildlife, actually trapping a wild porcupine, and taking a trip down the river to view it all a little bit closer just made Red feel so content with the world. Such a beautiful serene experience, the Red Chair cannot wait to come back!
A glass of wine makes everything better, or well that is what the Red Chair always says... Wine lover or not this amazing winery has such a unique and interesting history! We are so glad the Innkeepers of the Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast decided to share this destination with the Red Chair! After a tasting and a stroll through the grounds the Red Chair was able to take a tour of the underground cellars that here excavated by hand in the late 19th century. Quite impressive! To read more about their long history from beginning through prohibition till today check out the Brotherhood Winery History Page. Enjoy!
The Red Chair has always been very patriotic, it is after all one third color of our nation's flag. So it comes as no surprise that the Red Chair is very interested in US history.
When the Red Chair heard that during it's stay at Inn the Woods it would be visiting the final resting place of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Red became extremely excited. It was an honor for the Red Chair to pay it's respects to our 32nd President and to one of the most influential woman in US history.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” The Red Chair holds this advice very close to it's heart and hopes that each and everyone of us will take this into our daily thoughts.
The Red Chair was able to visit so many different areas surrounding the Millbrook Village Inn but one place that the Red Chair really enjoyed was the visit to the Tribute Gardens.
It is a beautiful and quiet park with a lot to do especially for kids (Red was able to unleash the inner child for a quick romp on the large pirates ship!) Red quickly became tired, as it is not a young chair anymore of course, but the Innkeepers and Red decided to walk around the park and pay their respects to the different memorials located all around.
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