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This is our room in at the lovely Stewart House in the Catskills. Turns out, we weren't in the Berkshires, I'm just geographically retarded. We've had great gourmet dinners here two nights in a row, but there was no breakfast yet early this morning when Gregg went down, so he's gone off into the tiny town to forage for coffee and my daily donut. Flying home today. More blog items later (new one up now -- see below). In the mean time, here are a few photos:

Apparently, this is a red-state patch in blue-state territory.

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Pheasant are plentiful here.

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Well, not if you make like a city girl and chase them when you want to photograph them. There was a pheasant here initially -- one you could see in the foreground of the photo. He or she is now somewhere in the middle of this nice green field.

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But never you mind. There's still plenty of good, clean family fun to be had.

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UPDATE: I forgot to mention, part of Spielberg's upcoming movie, H.G Wells' War Of The Worlds, was shot right around Stewart House, where we're staying. The cast and crew ate here, too, and left one of the top-secret drawings of the tripod'y war machines (which sound like they're quite true to Wells original vision), but the drawing is nowhere to be found. You can see the hotel in Trailer #3 on the WOTW site. It's the old red building on a corner that a thousand screaming extras run past.

Posted by aalkon at May 22, 2005 8:57 AM

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Nuthin' but volleyball.

Posted by: Crid at May 22, 2005 7:28 AM

Pretty soon with all that country air you'll be walking around in hiking boots and your favorite old pair of Carharts overalls...

PS- Watch out for those pheasant- they can get onery if you get too close to their favorite berry bushes.

Posted by: eric at May 22, 2005 4:14 PM

That bed is beautful! Did you have to B.Y.O.R (bring your own rope)?

Posted by: Lena-doodle-doo at May 23, 2005 7:23 AM

While it is BYOR, on a trivia note, our room was the one Dakota Fanning stayed in during filming; Meryl Street stayed across the hall during Ironweed, and Tom Cruise stayed at the hotel and stocked his room with scientology books and pamphlets and some weird-ass "clearing" machine.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at May 23, 2005 7:57 AM

I doubt that the anti-Hillary sign is a "blue vs. red" issue.

It probably has more to do with carpetbagging financed with Hollywood money.

Posted by: Radwaste at May 23, 2005 4:27 PM

Hi Amy,

Great site! I came across is while googling Stewart House. I'm interested in having them cater an upcoming event for me. Got any info to share?

Thanks!

Posted by: Allison at June 26, 2005 6:09 AM

Well, the food was very good! And they were very nice. Tell them I recommended you (girl with red hair there with boyfriend in May...both wore hats!)

Posted by: Amy Alkon at June 26, 2005 8:33 AM

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