Last night, we returned from vacation and I was (once again) struck by our unusually high quality of life in the tri-state area: Northern Litchfield, Southern Berkshire, and Northern Dutchess Counties.
Starting with our arrival at Bradley Airport, the drive home is easy and scenic. Although the darkness at night is startling, particularly if one is returning from a brightly lighted urban area, I quickly readjust to the country roads. Somehow keeping an eye out for deer is a little easier than watching for tourists darting across busy city streets.
We were particularly charmed by the picturesque villages of Norfolk and Salisbury with their village greens, lighted church steeples, and historic homes. We were happy to arrive home to our own Village of Millerton, which sparkles at night. Even though we stayed with family and friends in their beautiful homes, we were glad to step into our quirky old house. Of course, the very best part is climbing into one’s own bed!
No matter how much fun the trip was, I am always happy to be home.