I am hoping to persuade my husband to take a day trip to Hyde Park while I am on summer break. I'd like to visit The Deer Hill Farm Cross Stitch shop. I have ordered from them before but have never been to the shop. It's the closest thing to an LNS in the area. But it's not the only reason to visit Hyde Park. There is the FDR house and Culinary Institute of America. If they serve lunch at CIA, adding that to the day's activities would be a real treat. But if not, maybe we could find a B and B in the area and do a one night - two day get away and have dinner at CIA. Granted, my main reason for the trip would still be the LNS visit. I need the right fabric for the Dragon and for the remaining Quaker animals for my quilt, I need to get a few items framed. And I have been wanting a good sturdy magnifying lamp for sometime. But visiting the local sights would be fun and go a ways toward justifying the hour and a half trip in each direction..