I told you about the 10K, but I didn't tell you how incredible the rest of my weekend was. I was really hoping for a long drive to see some beautiful foliage. Chris agreed, but we needed a destination. So, we chose Amherst and I'm oh, so glad we did.
We started by driving out the Pike which help up our hopes and had many breath-taking views. Once in Amherst we started at the UMass Bookstore to get Chris a sweatshirt he's been wanting. After that we headed to downtown Amherst for a yummy brunch at Lone Wolf. It was scrumptious.
Following that, we went to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is my favorite children's book author/illustrator and I've dying to visit the museum for quite sometime. And while the museum is small, it did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the original drawings and words for The Very Hungry Caterpillar (originally, Willi Worm- who knew?!) as well as some of his unpublished illustrations. Chris most enjoyed some of the original illustrations for Winnie the Pooh.After the museum we drove around, enjoying more scenic views of leaves and farms, and ended up in Northampton. Such a fun town. We enjoyed lots of nice shops, got a cute set of owl salt & pepper shakers and I discovered an Caramel Apple Spice at Starbucks. OH MY GOODNESS! That drink is so delicious. It is dessert in a cup, I tell ya. Try it! But only if you like reallllllly sweet things.
The day was perfection. More than what we did, it was getting to spend the day, undistracted and de-stressed, with my husband.