| a summer getaway |

A week in Saugertise, NY and day camp for Julian at Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

[ and very little wifi ]

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

"Little Red Barn"

We had a wonderful AirBnB host in a gorgeous, anything-but-little barn with the friendliest animal neighbors.

The earth has music for those who listen.

George Santayana

"There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep."

“First we eat, then we do everything else.” -M.F.K. Fisher

"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast."

-John Gunther

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – John Bowring


Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories. - Amit Ray

First day at camp, meeting the free range residents.

Catskill Animal Sanctuary recently rescued 11 new piglets and 1 baby girl calf.

Julian helped care for and learned about rescued farm animals and was fed delicious vegan food.

After camp one day, we met an online vegan friend, Allison, and her new piglet boy, Atticus.

“When we suffer, we suffer as equals and in their capacity to suffer, a dog, is a pig, is a bear, is a boy.” - Philip Wollen

Sleep is the best meditation.

Dalai Lama

{smoothies for breakfast everywhere}

Jessie and Amos, docile and gentle giants.

Picnic at Saugertise Lighthouse on the Hudson River

Some of Julian's camp friends and counsellors

Opus 40

We had a very connected universe experience involving a lost wallet, an overheard conversation, and being at the right place at the right time. All right before unexpectedly siting next to and meeting a vacationing @marvicpaulo from IG.

"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." -Ernestine Ulmer

We met my online friend and fellow Animal Rights Activist, Alex.

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious. - Ruth Reichl

Kaaterskills Falls

The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" ~Jeremy Bentham

Julian and his new friends from Camp Kindness

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

Gustave Flaubert

Lodging: #airbnb #camp: Camp Kindness at Catskill Animal Sanctuary All food pictured #vegan All animals pictured #happy #saugertise #woodstock #newyork