Monday, June 6, 1881 A splendid breezy morning. We left by the stage at 9 and at half past eleven were at home, having had a most delightful time. I thought I did not care so much to go to the mountains as I once did but I would like to go there and spend the summer. All my old love for this place has come back. A clear brilliant day almost Autumnal in its temperature. A Mr. McGeorge and his sister from Australia are staying at Girards and Miss "Jo" McGeorge from Pokeepsie. They came over here to find out a nice trip of two days in the Kaatskills and I recommended them to go through Stony Clove to the Laurel House and look about there for a day. Sara heard from Lucy today. She had got my letter saying I could not come but still wants me to. Is to write me. The passes have not arrived and I do not feel like making much preparation until they come. I drew in a little picture of the house looking over towards my place which I want to paint for her but I want to paint it in the forenoon.