Why I Love Summer…in 50 words or less…

We literally just got back from one of my favorite places to take a road trip to…
I know I have told you about The Porches Inn in North Adams, Massachusetts.  I just love this place.  We have been there at least 4 or 5 times and I love it more each time we are there.  Here are my reasons…again…
It has tons of porches.  There was even a porch off of our room.
It has amazing bathrooms with rainshowers.  I love amazing bathrooms with rainshowers.
Lucy Grace gets to come.  There is one entire section for people who travel with their pets.  Other than the resident kitty, Sabine, I think Lucy is their only kitty guest.
It is across from MassMoca…this terrific museum with shows and performers and other amazing things.  One of our favorite restaurants, Grammercy Bistro, is in the museum.  It is just plain fun to have dinner there…always delicious, friendly staff and no surprises.
The inside of the inn looks like this…as though you are in front of your house because they actually used to be old mill houses that were magically connected together.  I love this!!!
The rooms pretty much look like this…some are bigger…but all have the most amazing bathrooms with those rainshowers…have I mentioned just how much I love rainshowers?
There is a pool and a spa and a workout room but we always walk on this long lovely trail called a rail trail…the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail…you can bike or skate or walk and even push a stroller with a noisy Tonkinese cat inside.  You can walk in the forest or by a lake and stay on this trail the entire time.  People are friendly on the trail and only every once in a while do I hear someone say…that’s a cat not a baby!!!
And seriously…the museum is very cool.   I think it was an old mill or factory too and now it is just full of surprises with constantly changing stuff.
This was outside of the museum this year…the idea of a Prague artist who actually created a machine to make these weird black egg carton like things to make this…well…this…piece!!!
This bird has always been by the gardening shed where we park our car…unique and vibrant!!!
So…we sleep in and drink coffee while we catch up on emails on our iPAD2’s and then we go walk or bike…we grab salads or sandwiches from Wild Oats and picnic in one of the many parks in the area.  I mean…we can’t explain why we love it so much…we love going to Grammercy Bistro and Mezze for amazing dinners…we love the walks…it is actually in a sort of sad depressed area…lots of empty old factories in this oddly enticing town.  It is close to Williams College that this year has amazing theatre productions and The Clark and of course MASSMOCA…but I think our main attraction is this…
The Porches breakfast lunchbox!!!
Now how cool are they?

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