Tuesday, Jan 25, 1887 Nothing from the mail this morning but some circulars. No word from Wilmurt nor Bowyer from whom I expected letters and no further word about my studio. It froze last night and the river this morning was a sheet of smooth ice where the snow lay a few days ago and a fleet of ice boats were sailing about. At half past one Tom harnessed the team to the double sleigh and Sara and I drove down and got Mrs. Hoysradt by agreement and then went up to Kingston and called for Mrs & Miss Smith and drove out on the Saugerties road. The sleighing was good and the day grey and not cold. We drove to Aunt Katrines lake where I stopped a moment at the house which I had never seen before and continued on the river road to where it enters the road across to Flat-bush and came home via the Alms house having had a most pleasant ride which we all enjoyed.