Saratoga Springs

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  1. Wonderful historic notes on Saratoga. Such a sad story of Katrina Trask! Her poem certainly reflect her feelings of grief and longing. The photos are lovely and I especially like the sculpture of the glittery ballerina foot – standing en pointe forever. – Neek

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    1. That morning I was a bit more relaxed than usual or I would have caught the other painted ballerina foot too. Thank you Neek. Next time I want to step into Yaddo and have a look in there to sate my curiosity and find out more about Katrina Trask. xx

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  2. Saratoga looks like a nice place. You greeting the jockey and Adi wondering who he is rang home with me. Only yesterday at a school event, my wife was greeting a group of people like long lost friends. Despite doing the school run every morning, I’d swear I’ve never seen any of them before in my life!

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    1. Hey Lorelle, I love the name too. It is evocative… there is something about it. Katrina Trask. She makes me curious too. I came upon a book on her when we were driving through the Adirondack mountains, in a small village. Unfortunately we were in a bit of a rush (had to get back home) or I would have thought about buying it after scanning a few lines. After all books demand merit before they are added to the library. What I gather is that she did marry years later but died within a year of the marriage because she had suffered a few heart attacks previously and was rendered invalid. xx

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  3. Your words and photos are very evocative. Saratoga Springs looks an interesting place to visit. I may add it to my (ever growing) bucket-list.

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    1. My list keeps growing too with every place I read about Sheree. But as Adi and I were talking about it while we were there — it is amazing is that as we were growing up none of us could imagine that we would be in Saratoga Springs someday. But that is life and sometimes it is just so unbelievable. xx

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  4. I love what Yaddo represents and I’d like to visit there one day. Of course, if you get there first I’ll look forward to reading your post about it. The requirements to get in made me laugh- just prove that you’re an artist. What, no entrance exam or essay about why I should be accepted? Lovely. I find it incredible that such places exist. Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to vacation there for one or two weeks? I’m in dream land now…

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    1. I did think if you Lyz. You should go there. I think you would love the sylvan surroundings that I espied as we drove past it… artists are put up in Victorian buildings. I guess they are working on goodwill. It is indeed a dream 🙂 xx

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      1. I would totally run away there, but I doubt they’d want to put my kids up too, haha. I could see you creating a beautiful piece about your experience there, the environment and the people. Maybe we can sneak off together for a spell. 🙂

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      2. Absolutely I am ready! Consider this first that the kids might throw a fit if they knew about this idea of being spirited away to a quiet retreat like Yaddo.

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      1. My pleasure. Wish there was more time to read more. 🙂 One of the things about the US, is that most think about the – big -cities, but they also have an incredible space with Nature. Woods, prairies, forests… And easily accessible. (The South has amazing Nature too.)

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      2. He is totally right. I went to Alabama. (Roll tide) Traveled a bit in the south. Geawgia. Mis-sipee. Lu-zi-ana. Ten-esseeee. Nature is grand. You just need a few days to adjust to the local way of speakin’. It is a different language though they claim it is English… 🙂

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      3. I am a fan of the southern drawl, slow and irresistible, as good as the pies they make down south (I am sure). I would embrace it in a heartbeat though they might wince and want me to shut up like the French do when you dare to speak their tongue in Pari.

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      4. Truth is, I love accents… And tiny differences in vocabulary. I also tend to involuntarily mimic the other person’s accent. Happened to me once with a Swiss French client. He thought I was mocking him… I watch myself now… Enjoy your Sunday.

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  5. Any story that includes the line “the jockey I had met the previous night at the bourbon bar…” is on to a winner.

    Oh, and that Saratoga Coffee Traders looks like the place for me. Excellent!

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      1. Haha, neither of the two as it happens. They just sound like the kind of incongruent ingredients that might lead to a memorable night out!

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  6. I always look forward to your posts because they’re genuinely like reading a book – I love the mixture of history and wittiness in every one of them. I definitely need to visit this place because it seems like something a coffee lover like myself would not want to miss;) happy Friday! xox

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    1. That makes my heart thrill, Maria. Cupcakes for you and yes Saratoga Springs has excellent coffee and gelato and cantinas. Quite a chic place to add a spring to your step if you happen to be in the States. Have a wonderful weekend you. xx

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  8. As always, in love with this post – and what a brilliant idea Yaddo sounds like! I’ve always wanted a retreat to escape to and create in… how perfect that someone created one. Also, I am in LOVE with your new blog design!xx

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      1. I don’t….but (as crazy as this may sound) I watched an episode of Ghost Adventures investigating a location in Saratoga Springs and there was this big deal made about the mineral water there. So, I always wanted a real persons perspective on it lol

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      2. Ahahaha now let me tell my beloved that and see what he does (he shall refuse to go anywhere near that lovely town). But I bet they would be friendly, healthy spirits in any case. Of course I am conjecturing!

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