After that, I went to Parkers Perch at the Palmer H. Lewis Sanctuary in Pound Ridge. It's on top of the hill in the background of this picture, so that was a bit of a climb, but not too difficult.
Skipped the mall because I knew it would be packed. However, I did go to the local Staples store. One realization from the most recent trip is every time I packed the laptop, I had to yank the CompactFlash card reader from the desktop computer to take along on the trip. So I was wondering if I could get a smaller card reader just for traveling. But I found something better: a CompactFlash PC Card adapter. Why didn't I think of that before? The laptop has a PCMCIA slot, which until now has gone unused. The adapter is the size of a PCMCIA card and thus much easier to stow in one of the many pockets of the laptop bag. And the adapter is relatively inexpensive. So in all respects, it's a win.