New York has great things to offer out of the city, as well as in.
This weekend all national parks are free so we took advantage and went to the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park. It is an absolutely magnificent"little" cottage country home and the grounds and view are to die for.
If you have never taken a tour with national park rangers you are missing out. These guys know their stuff and make history come alive.
As an added bonus we stopped at Culinary Institiute of America on the way home and toured there too. Since the trip was unplanned, we had no dinner reservations so we will just have to return.
Great weather, great trip, great state. More pictures here.