Forecast for Rhinebeck, Saturday & Sunday: (as if you haven't been checking ALL week)
||Low: 38 High: 58
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the upper 30s.
My mechanic always tells me that "there's an ass for every seat". He's right. We all see things a bit differently, we can be at the same place, at the same time, and have a completely unique experience. Keeps things exciting. So, the other day, when I read Norma's post on Rhinebeck, I had a chuckle. She's right, she was there. So was I, here's my take.
On Food: The best fair food I've ever tasted. Period. If you like lamb, its a shoe in. Get the lamb chops and spinach. It's LOADED with cloves of garlic. YUMMMMM!!! Or there are the lamb burgers, sausage, kabobs...loads of lamb. For the carnivores that don't do lamb, there's the usual, hot dog and hamburg. For the vegetarian, OMG, try the artichoke wagon. I can NOT stay away from this guy. The cooked one with garlic, and some sort of cheesy sauce..... If you crave fruit, there is an apple pie, apple crisp apple on a stick, candied apple guy. And there are the CHOCOLATE wagons....
chocolate scones with lattes for breakfast
chocolate cookies or cookie bars for snacks
chocolate creme brulee for whenever
chocolate truffles for...
get the picture??
My problem is trying NOT to eat everything in sight.
On Cell Service: Mine work. I have used Verizon, Sprint & Cingular. All worked fine for me. The biggest problem I've had is hearing my cell ring over the
screaming and squealing noise of the crowd. Use the vibrate function. If you choose walkie talkies, find an obscure channel. Remember, there may be close to 70,000 people there. Many, trying to locate one and other.
On strollers... you guys are brave. I wish you luck.
On planning: It's never worked for me. I get there with great intentions. As soon as I pass the first booth, it is all over. Color, texture, smell.... good intentions fly.
On Money: Bring it in all forms, be prepared. Or, if you can't trust yourself, and trust me on this, when you get there you probably won't be able to trust yourself, don't bring any. right.... By bringing all forms you may get through the lines a bit faster. Lots of vendors that take credit cards are hooked into the credit companies through their cell phones. That takes time.
On clothing: see the forecast above. Remember, if you don't like the weather, wait a minute. Be prepared.
That's it. Rhinebeck is fun, more than fun. There's something for everyone. Hey, Norma?