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Woodstock – Fare Thee Well – You Rocked Us

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Last one in my little Woodstock series… Time to wrap it up and move on to the next adventure… Since I didn’t really share any pictures of the official town of Woodstock, I thought I would here as a fare thee well…

Thursday morning came way too soon.  The end of our little getaway-from-reality-and-live-in-the-moment escape was almost over.

We – okay, I – made one last breakfast using whatever leftovers from our little grocery expeditions:  smoked turkey, peppers, cheese, bread, and made a variation of a high-end grilled cheese.  B, of course, had a couple extra crêpes as well.  Any leftovers were going home with him and since I had made a ridiculous quantity, he was sure to have himself another breakfast back home; and, if his daughter was lucky, she might have some too!  (I did learn later that he did share…the pancakes but not the garden vodka!)

We had to pack up and be out of the Airbnb by 11 am so, after breakfast and a shower, we packed up and loaded our cars.  Then, loathe to part so soon, we took one last drive into the town proper, parked the car and strolled, while we chatted and I snapped pics.  We marvelled at how easy our three days had been.  We had become friends on line and our three days together just solidified that friendship.  We had found our beat and went with it.  A suggestion here, an idea there and we were in total cahoots. So very glad I can never say I shoulda, coulda, woulda.

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

The town really does have a nice artsy vibe to it and shows how it has been, not just a hippie town (though, of course, it still is) but a town that welcomes artists of all kinds.  They still hold various festivals to this day.

You have the requisite head shops because, you know, Woodstock!

And there are lovely homes and buildings of all sorts.

As well as really funky joints and places to sit.

Though this sign explained the reason for the sad state of the flag, it was the car that drew me.  I had the feeling the car has been there as long as the flag has in memory of 9/11.

One last one before I go…  A lovely stream goes through part of the town, so I had to capture it.

There was still much to see but no more time to do so.  B drove us back to my car, we hugged and kissed and went our separate ways, basking in the memories we created.

“The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again”
Jimi Hendrix

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60 thoughts on “Woodstock – Fare Thee Well – You Rocked Us

  1. My dear friend,

    It sounds like a wonderful mini-vacation. I’m sorry I have missed so much because….well…..life. It’s heartening though to see you haven’t let my neglect slow you down. Live, lovely. Live. 😘❤

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  2. Humph. I wanna go. Oh well, I’ll be content with Glastonbury.
    Do you pick up the same vibes as I do at Glastonbury (though it’s been a few years since I’ve been there, and I’m talking of the town, not the festival); so many people have moved to the area with their dream of peace and hearts full of love that I swear the town emanates love. Though it could, of course, be the amount of cannabis smoked. But no, you walk the streets and there are as many Buddhist monks and Catholic nuns as there are aging hippies. Is Woodstock like that? Or is it over-commercialised?

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    • So glad this was good enough for you to wanna go…
      There is such a good vibe and being such a small town, one would think it could have become over-commercialised. I didn’t feel that at all. It felt just a bit touristy but in a good way, if that makes any sense. It’s just regular folk walking around… nothing more than what you would find elsewhere stood out (everywhere there is a kook or two 😉 )

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  3. What a delightful trip! Those of us “of a certain age” will always smile when we think of Woodstock! I have a Janis LP framed on my wall. LOL! Makes me feel young…I like to pretend! 🙂

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  4. B,

    Those three days really did feel like five minutes time. But hell if that five minutes time didn’t runneth over with so many laughs, thoughts, stories and food . . served up by a lovely chef!
    The pics are as delicious as the food was!
    And the song choice is magnifique!

    Peace, “chin-chin ups”, streams, music, crepes, strolls and special company

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  5. Dear Dale,

    What a lovely trilogy you’ve written. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us. I would love to go there some day. That head shop looks like my kind of place. 😉



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  6. Beautifully described and photographed, Dale, makes me want to go to Woodstock, of course. Sounds like you two really got one well. It takes courage to meet a virtual friend that way but your posts are proof it should be done.

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    • Thanks, Jilly! I can tell you, neither one of us has regrets, that’s for sure! We were two like-minded “hippies” enjoying the moment.


  7. JANIS!! What a great way to wrap up a trip to Woodstock. So are you THE ‘Q’ (and foodie phenom) Sorryless referred to in his Woodstock posts? I’m guessing that far more Triumph cars look like that red one. They don’t age all that well.

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  8. Very nice tour for me! You sure had a fab time. The quotes are perfect, and Janis at the end is perfect. I listen to Janis w/Big Brother a lot, and I adore Summertime. It’s my fave version of it, ever.

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  9. I’m just getting caught up with you. It sounds like it was a wonderful adventure. I’m going to have to get to Woodstock someday. I’ve never been there (other than through the music and the movie, of course).

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