Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekend in Massachusetts

We were in Massachusetts this weekend visiting our daughter, Katie. We have not seen her since January when she left after winter break to go back to school.

It was so great to see her and it was like a mini vacation.
That's Katie with George and her boyfriend, Corey, in front of the map at Historic Deerfield.
We spent a good part of Saturday in Deerfield, about 20 minutes north of Amherst, MA. It is one of many historic areas in the state which was lovely and educational. It was a nice way to spend the day, learning and exploring.

As you can see, it was a beautiful day, but very chilly - in the 30s and windy. What does one expect in New England in March though!

I love colonial and traditional and nothing says colonial New England like a saltbox house.
Beautiful in my opinion!

I love all all of the colonial architecture.
Look at these old bottle windows we saw on a number of the buildings. Amazing!
I could not believe the slope on the side of this house - can you see it?
We spent some time inside a really impressive museum, the Flynt Center. I managed to get a few pictures, which I'll share next time.
It was a wonderful weekend and I hated to see it end.


Angela said...

I have always admired colonial architecture! Growing up, I kept a blueprint of a saltbox house in a little box under my bed. I dreamed of living in a house like that one day!

lilylovekin said...

Looks like it was a great get away although cold and crisp I could feel it through your photos. I loved the bottle windows how inventive.

Beth Anderson said...

I love that Angela. I hope maybe one day you'll get your saltbox!

Kathy said...

Wow it looks so beautiful! I love older homes. They have so much more style than newer homes. I'm hoping to vacation out that way one of these years.

Lorelei said...

Sounds like a great trip! Glad you got to see Katie!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Lorrie and I were just talking about how we wished we lived in an area where we where truely surrounded with awesome old things .These old homes are just amazing .You just do not have that in the west!!

dulcy said...

What beautiful photos! I just love the old Colonial style of architecture. Also, thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog!

Tommye said...

Such beautiful pics of the historic area. So glad you got to spend time with the family in such a traditional place.