Oh my, I am so far behind! After I wrote that last post, I came down with absolutely the worst cold I've ever had. It was sheer misery. I feel like I lost a couple of weeks to it, so now I have to run and play catchup. Here is an abbreviated pictorial of the reat of the trip, so I can move along to Halloweeny and Christmassy stuff!
So... from Lenox we worked our way up to North Adams via Stockbridge, Mass. I loved Stockbridge, it was the quintessential New England village of my dreams.
We sloshed through Stockbridge to see the Norman Rockwell Museum which was fantastic. I had no idea his paintings were so big! Who knew? And I totally am coveting the press he had in his studio...
We lunched in the ancient tavern in the Red Lion Inn, devouring the most amazing chicken pie creations. Soooo good. Too dark to take photos, though.
Then we meandered up to North Adams and took in Mass MoCA - the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, which was truly incredible. But, no pics allowed, so you'll just have to visit it for yourself. I recommend it highly. We stayed in the Porches, a row of Victorian houses renovated into a kitschy hotel.
Unfortunately, the first few days really were so wet that we didn't get to see much of the foliage, and everything was pretty waterlogged. But once we hit Vermont it finally cleared, and we saw the brilliant color we hoped for.
I cannot imagine what it must be like to witness this display every year. We stayed in the Woodstock Inn which was a luxurious splurge for us. Exploring Woodstock was so much fun. We had dinner in the pub, and breakfast at the Mountain Creamery in town. It was like walking around in a postcard.
The next day we drove through New Hampshire on the way down to Boston, and I'm sorry Vermont, but New Hampshire won the most gorgeous scenery competition. It was so beautiful, I think I left my heart somewhere in those golden woods. Sigh.
So this brings us up to the time we spent in Boston. I'll do brief recap post about that part tomorrow and then I can tie a bow on it! There are lots more pics in my flickr set if you want to take a peek!