Northampton, Amhurst and the Mohawk Trail

Here it is then, the third and final part of my road trip! Sorry for the delay, I am once again doing National novel writing month and writing at least 2,000 words per day. So far so good but the blog has taken a back seat!

After leaving Vermont we drove towards Northampton in Massachusetts to visit friends Jody and Greg whom we knew when they lived in Amsterdam. Jody is a very talented writer and was a highly valued member of a small writing group in Amsterdam. Jody and Greg have now repatriated. We stayed in a log cabin a few miles away from Northampton where they live. The log cabin was built by an artist who had sculpted all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures in the surrounding land.

Days 14, 15 and 16 – Amhurst and Northampton. Highlights; Art in the Orchard and the Emily Dickinson Museum.

Short Youtube film of Art in the Orchard

Days 17, 18 and 19 – The Mohawk Trail, Historic Deerfield Museum, Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, Mount Greylock, Williamstown, MassMoca and the Clark Art Institute – a stunning museum in amazing rolling countryside. And on my final day I got some horse-riding done in the Berkshires. Many thanks to Bonnie Lea Horse Farm and four-legged friend, Isaac; what a handsome fellow!

Days 20 and 21 – Drive back through Albany and Syracuse and final night at Niagara Falls. A drive along the Queen Elizabeth Highway towards Toronto, then handing our lovely rental car in and heading back home 😦

Short Youtube film of our drive through the Berkshires up to Mount Greylock



About susancarey

Angela writes using pseudonym, Susan Carey. She has dual nationality, GB/NL and lives in Nijmegen. Susan has had short fiction published on multiple platforms and was a runner-up in the 2018 and 2017 Casket of Fictional Delights Flash Competitions. Her writing has also been published and performed by amongst others: Mslexia, Liars’ League, Reflex Fiction, the Casket and of course the wonderful Writers Abroad. In 2020 she published her short story collection, Healer. Tweets at @su_carey
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Northampton, Amhurst and the Mohawk Trail

  1. pfornariaola says:

    Again, superb pics…lovely to see you riding!


  2. Looks like a place of fairy tales & dreams. Just love the autumn leaves 🙂 Good luck finishing your 2000 words per day challenge 😉


  3. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    ROAD TRIP !!!!!!! 😀


  4. Jody says:

    Well worth the wait for the last installment of your trip! Enjoyed all your photos (and kind words!)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s