Friday, Aug 28, 1885 Went down town after breakfast. There was almost frosty crispness in the air. Have been getting ready for our trip to the Head of the Rondout tomorrow. Girard and I are going as John cannot go and we expect to start at 5 oclock and breakfast at Shokan. Julia Dillon was here at dinner and Mrs. Cantine called shortly after breakfast. We took a drive this afternoon, my father, Julia Dillon, Mary, Sara and I. We left Sara in Kingston and drove out on the Saugerties road and crossing over came home by the Flat-bush road. My father looked more bent and feeble than usual and the ride fatigued him but I think it did him good as he ate a good supper and seemed bright in the evening. Sara had a letter from Lucy today, her second one from Fort Gaston.