Sydney and I got to St. Bonaventure before 10 this morning and spent the day in the library. I have to say, it’s nice to be in a library that’s not really crowded, as Cornell’s libraries seem to be (particularly this time of year).
After the library we checked in at a very, very cute B&B nearby and went out for dinner at an elegant restaurant that used to be a public library. Sydney, who masterminded dinner and lodging, is doing his best to make sure I think of research trips in a positive light!
Both places, and, indeed, the entire downtown, are dressed up for Christmas, which I’ve really enjoyed. I sat for ten minutes in front of the Christmas tree in the front parlor, just enjoying the loveliness.
Now it’s time for tea and relaxation before we return to the library tomorrow morning!