Vacation in the Berkshires


We just returned from our vacation at the Berkshires. Here’s our little journal of our week including commentary from DS1 (age 6).

Day 1:  Amtrak trip from Home to Albany then drive to Hancock, MA “We went on a bus to a metro stop then to Amtrak in DC and then it took us to New York city and then another Amtrak took us to Albany and then we drove to Massachusetts and then we stayed at Bentley Brook,” said DS1.

Day 2:  Watched the rehearsal from John Williams Birthday at Tanglewood Center for the Arts
“We went to see Yo-Yo Ma and Gil Shaham at Tanglewood and also there we made a birthday party to surprise John Williams, a great composer.  He composed the music “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones” and “Harry Potter”.   Listening and watching the movie of little parts of “Star Wars” was my favorite.  We also went out to lunch for indian buffet,” said DS1.

Day 3:  Spent the day at Jimmny Peak
“We went on a ski lift to get to a big long slide and we slide on a special sled especially made for the slide.  There was also a lever.  You pushed it back to go slower, forward to go faster.  You do that until you get to the bottom.  We went on something like a roller coaster but it was small and it had a seat on it and a kid could be in it too. And there were also some levers just like the other one.  We went on that ride a lot of times. We came back home.  I played in the tub while my mom and dad made dinner.  Then after dinner, we went and saw a movie and then I got ready for bed,” said DS1.

Day 4:  DS 1 and Dad went to see the other 9 power windmills & we visited the Berkshire Museum

Day 5:  Visited Barthalemew’s Cobble and the Ashley house (where Mumbet was enslaved and won her freedom)

Day 6:  Went to the Crane Paper Museum
“We went to the Mission House and nobody was there and the doors wouldn’t open and we rang the door bell as well as we knocked but no one answered.  There was a hummingbird and my dad tried to shoot a picture of it.We went to lunch at “Once Upon A Meal”.  Then we went to the Crane Paper Museum and we learned about making paper and then they started making new kinds of hundred dollar bills,” said DS1.

Day 7:  We hung out at the resort & went to “Dekota” for lunch

Day 8:  We took the train back home

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