While travelling around New England a couple of years ago, we stopped at the Bear Mountain State Park.
We were driving from New York city to the Catskills and had planned a visit to the park to relax, take a look at the lake and surroundings and enjoy the country life, even though for just few hours.
When there we found out the Octoberfest was taking place, yu-hu! We had a beer, took a few pictures and finally breathed the long-dreamed USA atmosphere.
Wow, take a look at the sky. I have a huge passion for clouds and blue skies. When living in Eire, I used to tale a picture of the sky every night. But this is a story I’ll tell another day. We stopped for lunch at Phoenicia Diner. At the till the owner told us they had just opened after renovation (if I’m not mistaken) and I liked how he made sure we had a good experience and enjoyed good food. It was very nice of him and we found out his family has Italian roots! I know Italians scattered everywhere in the world, but I feel a tiny bit at home when I talk to someone who shares my origins. After lunch, just a few kilometers far from the Diner, we bumped into a hail storm.
It was a matter of seconds. The police made all the cars stop since the street was totally covered in hailstones. 5 minutes later, everything was fine and we could leave.
Basically, a hail flash mob 😀