Blackberry River Inn
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Fun day! LaureAnn and I drove over to Salem, Massachusetts for all things witchy! What a beautiful day. the drive was wonderful - lots of great conversation, story swapping, beautiful scenery, and then Salem itself.
We walked around, visited a couple of the sites, one being the only structure left from the witch trial period. That is the home of Judge Corwin.
Saw The House do Seven Gables that inspired Nathaniel ...
... if it looks like it's long a map - it is! What a lot of history happened in this area. We passed Fort Ticonderoga and watched the Green Mountains of Vermont across the lake.
After Albany, I stayed down in the coach car so I wouldn't miss my stop. At Poughkeepsie I was met by a friend and had a wonderful supper at The River Station Restaurant. They are celebrating Octoberfest so I had rouladen. Yum! One ...
... 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 ...
... but slow as we stuck to the speed limit. With cruise control the driving couldn't be easier, and the beautiful picturesque farmland of Vermont's lower valleys made it a pleasant drive. We arrived at Great Barrington at dinner time and had a tasty Greek meal at a restaurant called Aegean Breeze - yum! Back at the hotel there was just time for some competitive air-hockey (Peter won) before we relaxed ready for an early start and long day tomorrow. Over and ...