Monday, August 8, 2011
dave and i went to the berkshires last week for a couple days for a little rest and relaxation. it was absolutely wonderful! i have to thank travelzoo for having a great deal that i snagged in the spring. i wouldn't have even thought of going there if i didn't see it on travelzoo.
the drive there was actually pretty easy. PA->NJ->NY->CT->MA. sounds like a lot of states, but the east coast is pretty compact, so it didn't take long at all (5 hours including a stop for lunch at an organic farm stand that had delicious cheeseburgers).
after a tiny hiccup with a bridge being out, and no cell service, i somehow navigated us to our destination. the old inn on the green. i can't say enough about this place, it was amazing.
the main building (above) was the restaurant and had guest rooms. all of the dining rooms were lit only by candlelight, so the evening dinners were romantic.
we ate breakfast on the back screened in porch. while eating our amazingly delicious scones, muffins, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, juice and coffee, we watched birds at the bird feeder, and also saw a bunny and a chipmunk.
our room was huge and perfect.
and they had a pool, which i wasn't even aware of before we got there. i'm really glad i decided to pack swimsuits just in case.
we went for a very short hike on the Appalachian trail. we didn't have water and the way we started was straight up-hill so i made us turn around after like 10 min. we then went to a store to get some H2O and then found another, much less strenuous hiking path at fountain pond state park.
we also went to the hancock shaker village, which was incredible so it deserves it's own post.
what new place have you gone or do you have planned for this summer?