Friday, August 17, 2012

Mini Vacation

On the Fourth of July a group of friends and I went on a bus tour to Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. to hear James Taylor. It was a wonderful event.  I love Tanglewood.  It was an evening performance and the bus dropped us off in Stockbridge, MA for about three hours to eat an early dinner and browse around before heading off to Tanglewood.  Stockbridge is the quintessential  New England town, and although we had been there before, we were enchanted and decided to go back up and stay at the famous Red Lion Inn for two nights and really have time to explore the area. It's only about an hour and a half drive up from our home in CT, but we took all day to get there, stopping in Great Barrington for lunch and shopping.

The Red Lion Inn has quite a history.  It was started as  a small two-story tavern in 1773.  It has expanded several times over the years to be the huge building that it is today, filled with antiques. Our rooms had four poster beds with crocheted canopies and claw-foot tubs in the bathrooms.  It has a most wonderful front porch that goes all across the front and can hold several rows of chairs, rockers and wicker furniture.

After we checked in on the first day, we adjourned to the porch for a glass of wine to plan the evening. No, there was not a memo to wear blue or green, but you would think there was.
L to R Maxine, Sheila, Pat, me, Mickie and Marion.

 I'll post again tomorrow about some of our adventures so please come back.

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