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grammy's great adventure

Maggiecake

Maggiecake

My mom turned 82 last weekend. I know that some of you are big fans of Charlotte, the elder. She's had a really tough year with fewer bloggable moments to share here. Gratefully though, things are looking up and this birthday warranted a big Grammy-style celebration. Maggie started the festivities with a sweet family party at her house. Cake, hats, streamers! She brought out this old photo of Mom. Wow, right?

Mom

Mom

On Monday we whisked her away to the historic 1869 Victorian Mohonk Mountain House in the Catskills for a mini-vacay. Downton Abbey style.

Porch1

Porch1

For the middle of January, we enjoyed mild weather and maximum fun.

Lakeroom

Lakeroom

By the fire in the Lake Room where we camped out when the afternoon clouded over, we read, stitched, wrote and talked the day right up to its scrabble tournament finish. 

Scrabblechamps

Scrabblechamps

82 and she still comes up with "coyote" off the letter tray.

Chairs

Chairs

We explored the historic building and hotel grounds.

Skate

Skate

Hiked up to the skate house.

Wormwoodrailing

Wormwoodrailing

Marveled at the layered history and natural beauty all around.

Skybranch

Skybranch

Trail2

Trail2

Winterberries

Winterberries

Grhike5

Grhike5

Mohonk mountain is a hiker's paradise. When the sun warmed things up, we managed a little of that even with the wheel chair.

Lichen

Lichen

IMG_2210

IMG_2210

Trail1

Trail1

Mohonkview

Mohonkview

Drhearth

Drhearth

The days at Mohonk finish with a four-course fine dining experience. Mom loved the dress for dinner elegance. She was so happy surrounded by family, tradition, the energetic bustle of life. And all the love in the world.

Dinner

Dinner

Sunset

Sunset

Birthdaycake

Birthdaycake

Happy, happy birthday to the original, matchless Charlotte!

Glam on.

stitching hearts

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