Why I Love Hudson, NY

"It was the queer old complexion of the long straight street, however, that most came home to me.  Hudson, in the afternoon quiet, seemed to stretch back, with fumbling friendly hand, to the earliest outlook on my consciousness."  
Henry James 
The American Scene
Farmstands, llamas, chickens, apple orchards, apple brandy, horse ranches, Lick ice cream, Daba restaurant, Spotty Dog bookstore, the Basilica, artists, Hudson river, waterfalls, swimming holes, Omi Fields of Sculpture, fresh baked bread, artisanal local cheeses & beer, dinner with friends, bomb fires, s'mores - what is there not to love?!