It is hard to believe that a week ago I was enjoying a mini vacation in the Berkshires!
On our last full day in Great Barrington we hiked up Monument Mountain.
We we made our way back to the parking lot we decided we needed a hamburger for lunch. We had read that the burgers at the Meat Market in Great Barrington were pretty amazing so we headed there.
Yup. That was a good burger. Nancy didn't love hers - but then again, if you take real meat with no additives and good the shit out of it I bet you wouldn't like it either. People who order burgers well done do not deserve burgers . . . well, unless they go to McDonalds.
When we got back to the house it was time to shower and think about what we wanted to do with the rest of the day.
Nancy and Joanne decided to take it easy in the house.
I hopped into the car and headed to Rawson Brook Farms - our favourite goat cheese producers. This was my third visit to the farm. While I was there I had a lovely chat with a guy from Boston who, like me, made a point of always stopping by when he was in the area and loading up on goat cheese. I visited with the goats (the babies as cute as ever) and bought 10 tubs of goat cheese (it freezes well).
My next stop was Berkshire Mountain Distillery. I enjoyed their products when I was in the area in 2013 but in the interim period they had opened a tasting room in Sheffield - a town south of Great Barrington. The GPS took me on an interesting trek through the hills (where I saw the only Donald Trump on my entire sojourn to MA).
I stocked up on a case of rum and headed back to the house.
The rest of the day was relaxing - wandering around the town and napping.
Joanne an I cooked a feast for dinner and we ended the meal with cake to celebrate Nancy's birthday.