Calvert and I started for the mountains about half past ten. It rained on Wednesday and the roads were very muddy. We went through Kingston and by way of Plattskill church to Palenville where we stopped and saw George Hall a moment who was very busy getting ready to go to N.Y. the next day. We thought we would stop at Miles Haines at the head of the clove but on arriving there they seemed disinclined to keep us as the house was being dismantled for winter and we drove to the Laurel House rather glad not to be accepted at Haynes. Schutt seemed glad to see us, we were the only guests and he gave us his best rooms (A & 16 to remember) which were really very comfortable.