Connor will be with us for 10 days, during which we'll be taking that Disneyland trip I've been so eagerly anticipating. Remind me I still need to buy that flask...
Anyway, last week Mike and I took a little day trip that I have to tell you about. Last Tuesday was a washout (thank God the weather for the wedding wasn't like that) so we scrapped our plans to go down to NYC. Instead, we decided to take a drive down to Bethel, New York, to check out The Museum at Bethel Woods, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival.
|A gloomy day is perfect museum weather|
This place is AMAZING--the curators did a fantastic job. Everything about this museum is well done. When you first walk in, they set you up for the vibe of the 60s.
You can sit on this bus and watch a video. Past the Aquarian Explosion sign is a theater with a huge screen.
In addition to all the videos, there are artifacts like these.
|How people found each other before cell phones|
It takes a good 2 hours to go through the museum, and of course there's a cool gift shop. Mike bought me a peace sign necklace, a snow globe and a fridge magnet, and because he spent more than $30, we got a free Partridge Family CD. "I think I love you!"
If it were a nicer day, we would have spent some time walking around the grounds. Since it was pouring, we just darted out of the car for a quick photo of the Woodstock marker.
If you click the photo, you can see all the artists who performed. Can you imagine what it must have been like?
I can't recommend this attraction enough. Let me set a couple of things straight, though. Although it's informally known as "the Woodstock museum," don't confuse it with The Woodstock Museum in Saugerties, New York. Totally different place. This museum is at the actual site of the Woodstock concert, and it's a good 50 miles away from the town of Woodstock (near Saugerties) in the middle of nowhere. It's totally worth the trip, though.
The Museum at Bethel Woods is a joyous place to visit, a true celebration of peace and music. Mike and I left feeling truly uplifted, and we actually learned a lot. Do yourself a favor and make the trip.