Alice and her baby and I started for Rondout via Hoosac Tunnel in the 8. A. M. train. George came out to Boston with us. Before we got to Greenfield it began to snow with every indication of a long storm. We expected Gertrude Tomkins would join us at Greenfield but she was not there, having as I supposed gone on yesterday. We had to wait over an hour in Albany and then got on the way train for Rhinebeck. The train was late, the ferry boat had gone and it was raining and we had to wait half an hour for the up train. I had telegraphed for a carriage and we were soon home glad enough to end the long and tedious journey. The baby stood the journey nicely and although we all had colds when we started did not add to them.