Thursday, July 30, 2015

Musings on the Berkshires and our Move in an Easterly Direction

We have really enjoyed our week here in the Berkshires. I haven't said much about our campground, Hidden Valley in Lanesboro, but it has been perfect for us. Our site feels so private and there was really only one day when we could even see another RV from our windows. It has been quiet, with only the sounds of birds. Our next door neighbor beyond the trees even reported seeing a black bear a couple of nights ago that was walking though his site. It stood up to look around. We had been sitting outside by the campfire maybe 20 feet away and probably missed a bear encounter by five minutes!

I'm ok with that.

We never did use the pool, but having grown up in New England I know that unheated pools never really get warn enough here for my comfort, because of all the cool (comfortable!) nights.

There were so many places we had no time to see, including Susan B. Anthony's birthplace, Natural Bridge State Park, Tanglewood, the Massachusetts Museum of Contempory Art, climbing Mt. greylock, the Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Williamsrown Theatre, and Chesterwood Museum, just to name a few. We could easily find a month's worth of things to do. It is one of the prettiest places on God's green earth, and we will be back.

We had a nice drive through Massachusetts and arrived at our new campground about 2:30. And guess what was waiting for us in the office?
A new screen room that pops up to open, and folds into a package about 30"x30"x3". I am so excited! The woods in New England tend to be a little buggy so now we can sit outdoors and enjoy the evenings without mosquitos crashing the party. Perfect for two people and a dog.

The pool is a warm 80 degrees so we will enjoy that, too. And best of all we are near family! It's going to be a fun 11days.


  1. Great screen tent! What brand is it? We have one from Gander, but it doesn't have a floor. Usually it's set up over the picnic table. Would like one like yours too.

  2. Thanks! Was the best deal, although Amazon carries it too.

  3. I enjoyed reading your blog entries about these wonderful hills that I call home. Come visit again in the autumn; the foliage is breathtaking.

    1. I grew up in Massachusetts but never spent much time as a "tourist" here. Making up for lost time now. Nothing beats the fall colors in New England! Glad you are enjoying the blog :)