Getting ready to leave the Mohonk Mountain House, which, I'm sure you've surmised, has a tie-in with Stephen King and his famous child-rearing manual, The Shining.
Some of you might know that Uncle Steve got the idea for his psychological horror masterpiece during a brief stay at the Stanley Hotel in Colorado.
Well, he got down to the business of writing it at the Mohonk Mountain House.
Apparently, King is a regular here, having most recently visited around Thanksgiving. Staff tells me he comes to write and mostly keeps to himself. Meaning, unlike The Shining's Jack Torrance, he avoids the hotel bar.
Not me. I had a great conversation with Meg the barkeep about Stonehenge, acting, other famous guests (including Paul Simon and Lorne Michaels, who sojourn as a pair) and music.
I thought for sure I'd have weird dreams once I got back to my room, but I slept like a rock. Although I did have a strange urge to play croquet upon awakening.
This place is great. The only problem I've encountered is sending e-mails through my work account, but I blame that more on Microsoft than Mohonk.
But I can't wait to get back to that truly demonic setting, Washington D.C.