Back in NY, and brought our bikes to Millerton for the weekend. as well the 34 km return trip on the Rail Trail, this morning we cycled 25 km over to Salisbury & Lakeville, CT. Just being on the other side of the North Atlantic from France, may be not surprising there are geographical similarities, including killer hills. Also similar farming styles. Even found a bottle of Cahors malbec in the local wine store. Coincidentally, along the way there was an 'estate sale' (the ultimate garage sale) at the mansion of the recently-deceased John Rudd, who lived in a Civil War-era mansion on 10 acres in Lakeville - complete with French shutters.