My beau and I took a trip to Bear Mountain this weekend to partake in their delightful Oktoberfest. Circle Line does a boat trip up there, so we woke up bright and early on Sunday morning to make our way over to Pier 83. The day before we had expected rain and it ended up being quite warm, so while the whole weekend was supposed to be a washout, I wasn’t about to break out the rainboots again. I decided at the last minute to grab a light flyaway cardigan, in case the boat was breezy. I didn’t necessarily think it matched what I was wearing, but I didn’t need to impress anyone, so I went with it.
Breezy is an understatement! And the air conditioner was going full blast on the boat, so I was very thankful to have grabbed it. Afterwards, as I looked at some of the foliage that turned early, I realized I was perfectly decked out to match the gorgeous landscapes of the Hudson Valley! I’m glad my last-minute fashion choices can be semi-successful after all.
I took some pictures, ate some German food, and drank some delicious Spaten beer. I’d love to go back up to Bear Mountain when we aren’t constrained by boat times to take some more time to wander. We had almost three hours, but kept to the area near the festival. In keeping with my intention to post some more off-topic material here, I’ve included a few pictures.
Sidenote: This isn’t an advertisement, but I definitely recommend the trip. It’s running each weekend through the end of October, and it’s easy to find a half-off ticket to get up there (we booked through Gold Star). You pay for the food and drinks when you’re there, but the boat ride is pretty scenic and a good deal. Check it out!