Living room / Dining room
Wow is not a good enough word, but I said it about 1000 times in the last 10 days. Eastern Massachusetts is just gorgeous. We spent our vacation in the Berkshires and they live up to their reputation. I am amazed at what God did in His creation.
- First night in Erie, PA- we ate at a fun place, Quaker Steak and Lube then drove up to Lake Erie for a bit
- Arrived at our condo in the Berkshires. Ahhhh. Nice place, good accommodations, cool temperatures (returned home to sweltering heat) It rained a lot, but we managed to dodge the raindrops enough to have a lot of fun.
- Visited Vermont 3 times, The Bennington Pottery place is disappointing. When you have a son who throws clay on a wheel to make pottery it is sad to see pressed pieces sold as "hand-made"
- Bought maple syrup and great cheeses in Vermont
- Drove down to Connecticut just to say we did, then turned around and headed right back
- Went to 4 museums: The Norman Rockwell, The Clark (art collection) The National Baseball Hall of Fame, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Something for everyone.
- Went to Mt. Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts. 3,491 feet. Not a record by any means, but when you consider that we live in a town with an elevation of 597 feet, it is impressive. We drove to the summit and then climbed a tower that was 92 feet tall to look out .
- Stepped foot on the Appalachian trail. Okay, I walked on it for about 10 feet. Interesting story there.
- Went to Stockbridge, Mass. / Saw the famous Red Lion Inn--did not eat there, lunch would have been at least $75.00 for 3 of us.
- Saw scenery that takes your breath away
- Laid out by the pool, in 64 degree temps! It was sunny enough to keep us warm and the pool was heated.
- Cooked most all of our meals at the condo.
- Loved The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Ny. Quaint town, shops line the streets for about 4 blocks, mostly with a baseball theme.
- Rocked in Cleveland at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We found it interesting that some of our favorites are not inducted yet. ( I kept saying indicted --big difference)
- Rested, watched movies, ate on the patio, and generally felt blessed to go on such a great trip!
- OUCH---spent $5.99 for one gallon of milk when we ran out mid-week. A trip to town is at least 20 minutes one way so we bought a gallon at the resort across the road, it had a "grocery store". I sure am glad that I am frugal on most days!