back from vacation; a whiff of Rhinecliff

Took a few days off to tool around the Hudson Valley and Adirondacks. Word to the wise: avoid the Rhinecliff Hotel, in Rhinebeck, NY. We made reservations a month ago but the day of our reservation, when we showed up travel-weary and holding our bags, we were told they had no record of us and the hotel was booked. Fortunately we had our confirmation email, but until we produced it they were giving us the "what are you doing in our lobby" face. Because we had them dead to rights, they put us up in another hotel. Anyway, they suck.

On a happier note, here are pics of the Ausable Chasm, near Lake Champlain (hat tip SHM):