Yesterday, we took a trip to Hudson, NY for Tim's birthday. Hudson is a formerly run down city that's turned into an antiques mecca on it's main avenue, Warren St. My Mom is from Hudson, and my grandmother lived there until she died, so I have fond memories of traveling to Hudson as a child.
The antiques stores, stuffed into old builiding and garages, are curated with an obvious delight by the antique collectors. They're outrageously over priced, but it was just fun to see that way they were organized and arranged.
On the left is a picture of the former bar that my grandfather ran. It's in the process of being restored, but it's still lacking a new door. On the other side is the building my Mom lived in, right on Warren St.
Many of the houses on the surrounding streets have also been restored, and because Hudson's slightly ahead of us in climate, all of the trees were in bloom.
We spent the day walking around the stores and the streets. For Tim's birthday dinner, we went to a restaurant called Mexican Radio. I had a quesadilla with portobello mushrooms and goat cheese. It was delicious, and a recipe I'd like to replicate at home.