Over Columbus Day weekend we got to get away…..it felt especially nice because the weekend before when we had tried to get away we ended up in the emergency room with a broken arm. we went to Hartford, CT first to watch our awesome friend Rebecca run her first marathon. She let me tag a long for a few miles….it was awesome to run in something so big, but I felt like a huge fraud as people cheered me on. It was so cool to see her do something so challenging. Maybe one day. Afterward we went and had the best sandwich ever at Rein’s Deli….if you’re ever anywhere near Hartford stop there. Eat a turkey Rachel on white bread smothered in butter and baked. YUMMMM. It left my mouth watering for days.
Then we headed out to spend the rest of the weekend at a beautiful home in the Berkshires that belongs to some very generous friends (I’m so touched and inspired by people this giving) of the Snows. It was a perfect weekend…..beautiful fall weather and brilliant colors, fabulous food (including these waffles….everyone should make them this time of year), good friends, great conversations, lots of fun things for the kids to do….no broken arms. The kids “played” tennis, ran around all the open spaces, jumped on the trampoline, played in the basement with a plethora of friends and toys. We went for family walks….and went apple picking at an orchard just down the road. Rebecca helped all the kids dip their own freshly picked apples in Carmel…..oh, divine. Charlie looked at slugs….. Emmeline ate grass…… All in all, a perfect weekend.