Side Trek Falls


Travelled to our favorite SideTrek tableau, Shelburne, a new way. Took a bucolic route from Conway past Bill Cosby’s rolling colonial acres. Off off the beaten trek. A blue clapboard Garrison on an old post road. Book mills, inns dot the meandering byway, scenes of Indian skirmishes as part of the Mohawk trail.

The Bridge of Flowers was in earlier than normal bloom. Town is abuzz. Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin are coming. They will be filming  Labor Day based on a novel by Joyce Maynard. It’s about a 13 year-old boy, his Mom, secrets. Set in a fictional New England hamlet, Holton Mills. Juno director, Jason Reitman.

We made a stop at Wandering Moon jewelry boutique and hit pay dirt. For me. Silver bracelet by a Manitoba artisan. Owner Laura Roberson’s finely crafted earrings. As we headed out to Route 112, a metal sculpture guy bid us adieu.

Back home through Goshen past the original 1775 Williams House.

Photos by the talented Dr.Husband, including the Richard Russo-esque header – State Street, in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

10 Replies to “Side Trek Falls”

  1. Yes, traveled is correct in U.S. but like English version.

    Richard Russo books that Shelburne Falls conjures up for me: Mohawk, Empire Falls, Bridge of Sighs.

    Carol Colitti Levine


  2. John Edwards speaks after his trial……………….thanks his parents for “doing such a good job raising him”. whaaaaaaaaaaaaat??


  3. Just got a copy of Labor Day. More on that later. Joyce Maynard, it turns out, was J.D. Salinger amante back in the day. Hmmm.


  4. Oh, boy, I remember article about J. Maynard in NY Times mag many years ago. When he found out JM was writing about him JD turned on her. Look forward to reading Labour Day. Read Catcher to my pal, Frist, at Bonnie Bray girl scout camp in 1965 – led by none other than the intrepid 300 lb Margaret Fardy. Those were the days, my friend, but I DID know they would end, zanks God. Bonnie Brae was Guantanamo for some of us. Thanks, Frist, for the dyslexic birthday tribute. PithyV


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