Even though there are lots of activities here and there, we all spend lots of time at home, playing games, making art, cooking, checking out the Frog Pond, and Reading Aloud. Life at the End of the Road offers many activities right here.
But we did hit the road to do some errands in Shelburne Falls. Tourists come here because they think its kind of quiet and old fashioned. But it is not THIS old fashioned.
After errands, we took a hike on the Mahican Trail. This is a short piece of the trail, only about two and a half miles out and back.
Every hike requires a rest and time to restore the tissues, as P.G. Wodehouse would say.
We did some hiking together in Turners Falls, but Tynan said he prefers hiking in the woods. The Major and I like looking at all the new renovations of the brick buildings in TF, an old mill town.
No, we didn’t take Tynan to the beach. We went to the Great Falls Discovery Center where we could walk through several large dioramas to explore the different ecosystems in the Connecticut River watershed, from source to estuary. This is a great place, built right by the big Falls, with the dam, and canal that powered several mills. The Center is free and open from 10-4 during the summer. We recommend this highly. After touring the center, walking along the canal and hiking the next block into the center of Turners Falls we restored our tissues at the great 2nd Street Bakery. Yum! We recommend them, too.
Last night we went to a lecture sponsored by the Buckland Public Library about Space. The Statewide Summer Reading Program’s theme this year is space adventures. After we got to see lots of amazing photos taken by the Hubble Space telescope we went outside and got to watch the Space Shuttle with its international crew fly across our sky. A perfect end to that lecture!