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... morning we walked for an hour, exploring the trails and every evening the sun broke through just enough for spectacular skies. I had the place entirely to myself and it was perfect.
It was rainy and cold both mornings, so we stayed in and I read while Addie napped. But we got a couple of hours of no-rain/some sun both days so we did a little adventuring. Monday we hiked in the White Mountains and Tuesday we drove up into ...
... they even had a large, fully fenced dog run. Addie was very happy.
This morning started out at a 'brisk' 42 degrees. We've had such a mild fall in NYC this year, it was a little shocking. But I packed for every eventuality, so a little rummaging in the car and I was all set for the day. We drove through the Berkshires to Northampton, MA where I met up with my friend Cate and her daughter Ellie for a delicious lunch ...
... a lot to pull us up to other rocks. It was a great workout! At about halfway up we still had a decent view as we were under the clouds so we stopped, caught our breaths and had some granola bars. As we got higher it got wetter and a little more difficult to get up the rocks. It was slow going but still really fun and felt like an adventure. Concentrating on getting from rock to rock made us forget how much work we were doing. When we got to the top we knew ...
... that day.
After the great exercise, Brian decided to make homemade pasta. Tony and Michelle had a pasta maker and Brian showed them his technique for making pasta from scratch in a very short amount of time. We made two types of sauce: a tomato based sauce and a pesto. Both were delicious.
Looking at the pictures I took, I wish I had taken one of David! =(
We had a great rest of the evening watching TV on their projector screen ...
Debbie and I have talked on the phone from time to time, over the 36 years since we got out of the Air Force in 1978 but... I never thought I'd find myself just 70 miles from her home in Massachusetts!!! She was SO SURPRISED when I called her and asked if we could stop by for a visit!! Spending time with her was absolutely one of my favorite experiences on our ...