A Day Trip to North Adams, MA

Natural Bridge in North Adams

Since we’ll be mov­ing far­ther away from friends and some rel­a­tives, we’re now tak­ing some time to vis­it with them. In this case, we met our friends Rob and Lau­ra in North Adams, a small mill town in the North West­ern cor­ner of Mass­a­chu­setts, near the bor­ders of New York and Ver­mont. North Adams’ claim to fame is the Mass­a­chu­setts Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art (or Mass MoCA).

After meet­ing up at the muse­um for lunch and wan­der­ing around the place, we decid­ed that we had enough of aes­thet­ic stim­u­la­tion, and drove to the near­by Nat­ur­al Bridge to get some air and take in the ear­ly spring sun. Near the end of the day, we all went to Williams, MA, home to Williams Col­lege, which is, as you would expect, a love­ly small col­lege-town, where we had a nice Thai din­ner at a local restaurant.

I’ve known Rob since my under­grad days (we were long-time room­mates), and it’s always great to see him. He’s an ama­teur actor and once again in a com­mu­ni­ty the­atre pro­duc­tion (play­ing the But­ler in a bed­room farce), so hope­ful­ly we’ll get to see them again in their home in Rox­bury Con­necti­cut. Lau­ra is an artist and we have a piece of hers in our liv­ing room/dining room. She’s also a fine singer and I did a lit­tle work on the web site for her harp and voice duo, Arpa-vocé last month.

It was a good day to be out and enjoy­ing the spring weath­er, espe­cial­ly with friends who I’m hop­ing will vis­it us after the move.