Last week I took a trip to upstate New York to Highland Falls New York. Originally my friend and I and his roommate were going to take the boat from New York City to Bear Mountain. When I called to reserve tickets Friday morning for a trip on Saturday I learned that the tickets were sold out. I was really saddened and disappointed by this. I was looking forward to visiting the October Fest at Bear Mountain. At that site there would be a Farmer's Market as well as some local crafts. And it would be a good time to visit this locale as the leaves begin to change colors. I can appreciate this because at one time I had partial vision and was able to enjoy a panoramic view. So after I expressed my disappointment to my friend and ended the call within several minutes he called me back and said would you like to go if I rent a car? Of course! Would I have to come down to you and he said I'll pick you up and bring you back home. Excellent because my guide dog will be able to go with us and get some well deserved exercise. We left around 10:30 AM to head upstate. When we reached Bear Mountain State Park we could not enter the grounds because the parking lot was filled to capacity. There was quite an extensive number of cars at least 200. My friend said forget about this. We learned later that people had parked their cars on the Palisades Interstate and walked to the park. We drove further north to Highland Falls and saw an outdoor festival on the side of the road. We decided to look for a diner to have lunch and return to this festival. After eating lunch my buddy said let's go visit West Point since we were nearby. That was quite exciting as I had never been before. My friend was very articulate in describing the different buildings to me. So I got a real sense of the campus. So after leaving West Point we went to this local fair. It was great. I found several kinds of homemade soap for $3/bar that a vendor was selling. Such as coconut, orange and lavender. There was all kinds of food. And Arthur spotted a table that was selling pumpkin bread among other delights. We decided that we wanted some pies. This vendor was selling small, individual pies 5 for $15. We pooled our money and I got an apple crumb pie and the last of the 3 berry pie. Arthur got 2 maple brandy sweet potato pies and his friend got a pecan pie. Walking around Arthur noticed there was a man selling these glass eggs. He said let's go look at these. And the glass eggs were filled with liquid and had a jelly fish inside that would illuminate the egg when the light hit it. My egg happened to be a teal blue. The egg cost $15. And for $4 more I bought a battery operated stand that you could put the egg on to illuminate the light. I put this on my coffee table with another faux light ornament. After that we left the fair grounds and took a ride to Lake Sobego and discovered that there was no access to the lake property as it was closed for the season. We then continued south and visited Lake Welch where we walked around the grounds. It was getting windy and cool at that time. After 15 minutes we got back into the car and headed home. It was really a nice afternoon and pleasant way to spend a Saturday. It was great that Arthur had the car because it allowed us much more flexibility in whaAnd we were really able to take advantage of all the things to do in that part of New York State.