Part II of What a Hoot, The Owls of Coxsackie

Monday, June 26, 2017
I'd like to think I'm no quitter, so I couldn't be content only finding 1/2 of the Owls of Coxsackie on our first treasure hunt.  This weekend we made a return trip, this time with our online map, to try to find the remainder of the 52 owls on display.  We found 17 more on Sunday, still not the complete collection. We found 27 on our first attempt so we're short 8 owls.  Still, I think that's a pretty decent amount and once again, we were so impressed by the amazing talent out there.  52 totally unique owls of so many themes.  All I can say is 'Bravo' to so many talented folks coming together for such a great cause.

Notice that the scroll work is actually the artists father's name on the front and back.

We couldn't miss the opportunity to enjoy dinner at Red's while we were in Coxsackie.  Red's is a local piece of Coxsackie.  It is the oldest restaurant in continuous operation in Greene County.  They've been open since 1944.  Always delicious and the best service around.  Tonight I was in the mood for beef so after wavering back and forth between the stuffed flat iron steak and the prime rib, I decided to go with the popular vote and ordered the prime rib.  Wow, no disappointment here.  It melted in my mouth and was so delicious that I barely touched the horseradish sauce.  The duchess potatoes were wonderful as was the zucchini which was cooked perfectly, not hard and not mushy.  The salad was so fresh and crisp and the perfect size to curb your appetite without ruining it.

I decided to live large today and even ordered a cocktail.  We were doing a little late celebrating of our anniversary earlier this month, so why not, right?  I ordered one of their Signature Lime Mojitos and let me say, it tasted as good as it looks.
John went with the Prix Fix menu which is available from 11:30-5:30.  He had a salad and baked haddock along with the dutchess potatoes and zucchini.
Just a perfect portion and delicious enough that he cleaned his plate.  His meal came with dessert, so we split a slice of French Silk Pie.  Yummo!  If you're ever near Coxsackie, don't miss the opportunity to stop in for a meal.  You will not be disappointed.  To check out Red's: or go to their website:

If you're looking for a fun way to spend a day, head to Coxsackie.  It's a beautiful area and a really lovely village.  There's a Riverside Park that was buzzing with families enjoying the afternoon on the water - a great place to let the kiddos run off a little steam.  Beginning soon, paper copies of the map with the location of all the owls, along with photos of the owls and their artist will be available at local businesses.  Till then, feel free to print your own copy off of the What a Hoot facebook page..   You can also read more about this great project on their website:    Also, if you happened to miss Part I of What a Hoot, you can find it right here:

Thanks for reading and come back soon to Life As I See It.  Watch for my next post featuring 'The Mount - Home of Edith Wharton' in Lenox, MA.


  1. Thanks so much for the great shots and plugging our Festival. You are welcome back in Coxsackie anytime. Our goal is to showcase our area and sponsors, and to raise some money for charities and you should feel great about helping us meet that goal.

    1. Joe, You're so welcome. It's been so much fun exploring Coxsackie! I know those gorgeous owls will take in lots of money for charity. Good luck!


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