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Travel Blogs from Stockbridge
... splendid sunshine, a quiet Sunday morning with shops mainly open for student and visitor trade. We stopped off in a student coffee house where our age probably trebled the average, but no-one seemed too concerned by our alien presence.
Onwards down the Mohawk Trail towards North Adams and the real start of the Trail. We stopped off briefly at our motel and managed to use Facetime to chat with Cate and Lois, which perked up the ...
... Highway is 3 lanes each way and the drive in was very quick. As usual the signage is good and makes it relatively easy to navigate without Tom if we are just looking.
The clouds had cleared from breakfast and it was a beautiful day, not cold, very pleasant. Walked around the city for a short time taking in part of a walking tour. There are some lovely old buildings, some not so nice looking ones and some big new buildings.
Drove north to the canal system ...
... Tom was required to get us back on track.
Booked into another Comfort Inn outside Albany. We are now considered to be "preferred members" as we have stayed with them quite a few times. This hotel is quite fancy looking from the outside and has banquet rooms. Had Italian for dinner at a nearby restaurant. We have decided to spend 2 nights here to have a bit of a rest day tomorrow and we have spent a few hours researching where to stay in New York City. Still none the wiser.
... party for us. Everything was delicious. We are thankful for such good friends.
When we arrived home, our whole family came to help us celebrated with pizza and wings.
Our grandsons came the next day to help us unpack. This was very much appreciated.
The end ...
... was the retreat for New Yorkers over summer and built fantastic mansions bordering the river where they entertained their guests over summer. All built in the guilded age of late 1800's where status was important in the social ladder.
We arrived just in time for a couple of County Fairs and a BBQ contest during the week we were here. Food trucks and carnivals rides ...