My Favorite Summer Vacation Spot is a holiday blog hop from the fabulous Lexa Caine. Lexa hosts another hop, Celebrate The Small Things, every Friday and invited us to share vacation places on this Memorial Day holiday. So, naturally, I’m in.
I vacation most of the Summer in the Berkshires. I hide out in a little small town central to everything the Berkshires has to offer. The air is fresh and clean and sweet with the smell of all the blooming flowers. Here is a pic of my garden last summer when the gladioli were in bloom but the butterfly bushes were just getting started.
There is so much to do here in the summer. I hike the Appalachian Trail, which starts, in fact, in back of my place. I get to see the Saturday morning rehearsals at Tanglewood. I could not afford the Saturday evening performances. It’s funny to see the conductors and musicians on stage in shorts and flip-flops, knowing that in the evening they’ll in full formal dress.
Summer theater and the museums here are wonderful, from the Berkshire Museum in beautiful downtown Pittsfield, to The Clark, in Williamstown.
Even an early morning scenic along Route 7 that winds endlessly through small towns in Massachusetts is special; Pittsfield – Home to Arrowhead, Great Barrington – Birthplace of E.B. Du Bois, Lenox & Stockbridge – Home to Tanglewood & the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Lee – famous for the quality of it’s marble. I could go on and on but I know you have other fave vacation spots to visit.
Can you tell that I’m addicted to the Berkshires? Sure beats Miami, with its 95 degree heat and 98% humidity.
I’m anxious to lean about all of your favorite vacation places, too.