Where do you live?

Bethel, NY

What do you do for a living?

I’m a server.

How long have you been up here? What led you here?

I have been living here for 27 years. My grandparents bought a house here in the 70s.

How many pets do you own?

I own five pets: three mini pigs and two cats.

What song describes your life upstate?

“Fly like an Eagle” by Steve Miller Band and “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by Ottis Redding.

Spring or Fall?

Fall

Route 17 or 97?

Route 97.

Hunting or foraging?

Foraging.

Subaru Wagon or Ford Pick-up?

Ford Pick-up.

Favorite restaurant?

Fat Lady Cafe and The Pickled Owl.

Favorite swimming spot?

Kauneonga Lake and the Delaware River.

Someone should open up a ______ here.

sanctuary

Name three things a local should not be without.

Boots, a pocket knife and a truck or SUV.

One tool that you use practically every day.

The stove, I love to cook.

What are some common errors you see new locals make?

Not appreciating the area.

What are some lessons you’ve learned?

I’ve learned to appreciate the area more and take advantage of each season. They have so much to offer!

What advice would you give someone interested in moving upstate?

Have patience.

What keeps you here?

My love for the area.