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-vocÃ© 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.